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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How to use listening post in a sentence
The first time was the night I went on listening post; the second time I got plugged, and plugged for good.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
Confident that they soon would come to the airplane listening post, the girls trudged on.Ghost Beyond the Gate | Mildred A. Wirt
The crater was immediately organized as a listening-post and ever afterwards it was known as the "Glory Hole."Into the Jaws of Death | Jack O'Brien
That night the Sergeant came along and said, "Goddard and Wilson, go out on listening-post."Into the Jaws of Death | Jack O'Brien
She used to curl up at his feet when he slept or follow silently to keep him company at the listening post.The Silent Readers | William D. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for listening post
military a forward position set up to obtain early warning of enemy movement: Abbreviation: LP
any strategic position or place for obtaining information about another country or area
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