- 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.
Origin of listening post
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Historical Examples of listening post
An English private soldier was detailed to go on listening-post with me.
I can frankly say I disliked the listening-post duty that first time.
I had heard of an outpost, but a listening-post was a new one on me.
The young officer in command of the listening-post cursed softly.Italy at War and the Allies in the West
E. Alexander Powell
The crater was immediately organized as a listening-post and ever afterwards it was known as the "Glory Hole."Into the Jaws of Death
- 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