avenue of approach


avenue of approach
An air or ground route of an attacking force of a given size leading to its objective or to key terrain in its path. Also called AA.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • avenue of approach — (Military) ground or air route of an attacking force which leads to its aim or to key terrain in its path …   English contemporary dictionary

  • approach — I verb accedere, accost, advance, adventare, appropinquare, be in proximity, be in sight of, be in the neighborhood of, be in the vicinity of, be near, come forward, come near, confront, converge upon, draw near, edge close to, get near, go near …   Law dictionary

  • Avenue — Av e*nue, n. [F. avenue, fr. avenir to come to, L. advenire. See {Advene}.] 1. A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit. The avenues leading to the city by land. Macaulay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avenue — c.1600, a way of approach (originally a military word), from M.Fr. avenue way of access, from O.Fr. avenue act of approaching, arrival, noun use of fem. of avenu, pp. of avenir to come to, arrive, from L. advenire to come to, from ad to (see AD… …   Etymology dictionary

  • avenue — I (means of attainment) noun approach, course, course of action, customary way, definite procedure, formula, manner, manner of working, means of access, method, method of attack, mode, mode of operation, procedure, process, scheme, standard… …   Law dictionary

  • approach — [n1] way, means of arriving access, accession, advance, advent, avenue, coming, drawing near, entrance, gate, landing, nearing, passage, path, reaching, road, way; concepts 159,501 Ant. departure, distancing, leaving approach [n2] request,… …   New thesaurus

  • Approach — Ap*proach , n. [Cf. F. approche. See {Approach}, v. i.] 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. The approach of summer. Horsley. [1913 Webster] A nearer approach to the human type. Owen. [1913 Webster] 2. A access, or opportunity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avenue — ► NOUN 1) a broad road or path. 2) a means of approach. ORIGIN from French avenir arrive, approach …   English terms dictionary

  • avenue — [n] street; path access, alley, approach, boulevard, channel, course, drive, entrance, entry, exit, outlet, parkway, passage, pathway, promenade, road, route, thoroughfare, way; concept 501 …   New thesaurus

  • avenue — [av′ə no͞o΄, av′ənyo͞o΄] n. [Fr < avenir, to happen, come < L advenire: see ADVENT] 1. a) a roadway, pathway, or drive, often bordered with trees b) Brit. such a roadway, etc. leading from the main road to the house on an estate 2. a way of …   English World dictionary


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