frontal attack
1. An offensive maneuver in which the main action is directed against the front of the enemy forces. 2. (DOD only) In air intercept, an attack by an interceptor aircraft that terminates with a heading crossing angle greater than 135 degrees.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • frontal attack — ataka į frontą statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Puolimo manevras, kai pagrindiniai veiksmai nukreipti į priešo frontą. atitikmenys: angl. frontal attack pranc. attaque frontale ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – puolimas į sparną …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • frontal attack — head on offensive, direct attack, assault from the front …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frontal attack — An air interception that terminates with a heading crossing angle greater than 135° …   Aviation dictionary

  • frontal — front|al [ˈfrʌntl] adj [only before noun] formal 1.) at or relating to the front part of something ▪ the frontal armour of the new tanks 2.) frontal attack/assault a) a direct attack on the front of an army ▪ The minefields make an all out… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frontal — [[t]frʌ̱nt(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Frontal means relating to or involving the front of something, for example the front of an army, a vehicle, or the brain. [FORMAL] Military leaders are not expecting a frontal assault by the rebels... He… …   English dictionary

  • frontal — frontally, adv. /frun tl/, adj. 1. of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; frontal attack. 2. Anat. a. of, pertaining to, or situated near the forehead or the frontal bone. b. coronal (def. 4c). 3. Meteorol. of or pertaining to the division… …   Universalium

  • frontal — /ˈfrʌntl / (say fruntl) adjective 1. of, in, or at the front: a frontal attack. 2. Anatomy denoting or relating to the bone (or pair of bones) forming the forehead, or to the forehead in general. 3. Meteorology of or relating to the division… …   Australian English dictionary

  • frontal — fron|tal [ frʌntl ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) at, in, or on the front part of something: In this position the troops would be vulnerable to a frontal attack. a ) relating to the front part of the head or brain 2. ) direct and severe: a frontal… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frontal — UK [ˈfrʌnt(ə)l] / US adjective formal 1) a) at, in, or on the front part of something In this position the troops would be vulnerable to a frontal attack. b) relating to the front part of the head or brain 2) direct and severe a frontal assault… …   English dictionary

  • frontal — fron•tal [[t]ˈfrʌn tl[/t]] adj. 1) of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; a frontal attack[/ex] 2) anat. of, pertaining to, or situated near the forehead or the frontal bone 3) mer of or pertaining to the division between dissimilar air masses… …   From formal English to slang

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