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Meaning of SORTIE

Pronunciation:  'sortee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
  2. [n]  a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
 

SORTIE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sally
 
 See Also: action, flight, flying, military action

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sor"tie\ (?; 277), n. [F., fr. sortir to go out, to
issue, probably fr. L. sortus, for surrectus, p. p. of
surgere to raise up, to rise up. See {Source}.] (Mil.)
The sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a
besieged place to attack or harass the besiegers; a sally.

 

 

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