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

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

  • 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

  • approach — I. verb Etymology: Middle English approchen, from Anglo French aprocher, from Late Latin appropiare, from Latin ad + prope near; akin to Latin pro before more at for Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to draw closer to ; near …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Avenue (archaeology) — British Archaeologists refine the general archaeological use of avenue to denote a long, parallel sided strip of land, measuring up to about 30m in width, open at either end and with edges marked by stone or timber alignments and/or a low earth… …   Wikipedia

  • avenue — /ˈævənju / (say avuhnyooh) noun 1. a street or road, especially one which is wide and lined with a double row of trees. 2. any street so called. 3. British the main way of approach, lined with trees, through grounds to a country house or… …   Australian English dictionary

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