listening post


noun

Military. a post or position, as in advance of a defensive line, established for the purpose of listening to detect the enemy's movements.
any foreign country or city viewed as a source of intelligence about an enemy or rival nation or one that is a potential enemy.
any concealed position maintained to obtain information: The government had listening posts to keep informed of revolutionary activities.

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Origin of listening post

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for listening post

listening post

noun

military a forward position set up to obtain early warning of enemy movementAbbreviation: LP
any strategic position or place for obtaining information about another country or area
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