Definition of strongpoint in English:



  • A specially fortified defensive position.

    ‘his men wiped out a German strongpoint’
    • ‘Soon bands of hungry insurgents were ransacking strongpoints in the city for arms, powder, and hoards of flour.’
    • ‘I traveled a few times to see their camps and strongpoints on the road leading into Thakhek from the east.’
    • ‘From these strongpoints, in the 19th and early 20th centuries the British established protectorates over the Malay sultanates on the peninsula.’
    • ‘In one instance, Fall documents the capture of the overrun Algerian troops on French strongpoint Gabrielle early in the battle.’
    • ‘Defense requires the control of dominating heights, passes, and lines of communication by strongpoints.’
    • ‘He stares at a strategic map of the strongpoints of the city, placing squadrons which are inadequately manned, to assault the Red Army.’
    • ‘The platoon attacked this strongpoint, though heavily outnumbered, and Connor himself killed two German snipers.’
    • ‘The chateau on the northern outskirts is a strongpoint of bunkers connected by tunnels, surrounded by dense minefields and barbed wire.’
    • ‘Heym's strongpoint is his ability to describe the habits, ways of thinking and behaviour of the various sections of the GDR elite.’
    • ‘Assault teams were created to deal with German machine guns, while the main offensive bypassed these strongpoints.’
    • ‘France and Britain are not the only places where the cultural Left has occupied the strongpoints and besieges the inner fortifications.’
    • ‘A combination of convoy escort, active patrolling, and strongpoint operations has been the most successful techniques used so far.’
    • ‘The push inland was also aided by a renewed short-range bombardment by Allied destroyers against enemy strongpoints.’
    • ‘Vang Pao again captured the PDJ in July and established a network of artillery strongpoints, manned by Thai gunners.’
    • ‘The twilight wars on the periphery were sideshows from defending the main strongpoints that locked up the keys to world power.’
    • ‘Yet they spearheaded any attack, searching out enemy strongpoints and gathering intelligence for the Allies.’
    strength, strong suit, long suit, forte, aptitude, bent, speciality, specialty, métier, claim to fame, skill
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