One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The positions taken by military personnel in preparation for battle (often used as a command or signal to prepare for battle).
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- ‘After his brief glance around the bridge, Dozle picked up the ship's intercom transmitter and yelled ‘All hands to battle stations.’’
- ‘The group spilled out of the training room, instinctively moving in different directions toward their battle stations.’
- ‘The soldiers filed out to their battle stations as Jack made his way to the General.’
- ‘Here, they learned about the enemy, studied flight behavior records, in video form, that had been sent from the front line of the battle, from the leading battle stations.’
- ‘Because their mission is yet to be determined, the crewmembers are training on everything from force protection to battle stations and rules of engagement.’
- ‘Archer was just arriving on the bridge to greet his new commander when the battle stations alarm sounded.’
- ‘Get back up to the bridge and have the officer of the deck go to battle stations.’
- ‘Now a deafening siren comes on and a speaker blares ‘Battle stations, all personnel to battle stations.’’
- ‘My questions focused on whether there was any attempt to go to battle stations, to have the director of FBI meet with the president, meet with the director of CIA, meet with the attorney general.’
- ‘They only test how efficient specialists are at their battle stations as part of teams or crews.’
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