listening post
noun Date: 1942 a center for monitoring electronic communications (as of an enemy)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • listening post — [lis′ən iŋ pōst] n. 1. Mil. an advanced, concealed position near the enemy s lines, for detecting the enemy s movements by listening 2. any strategic position or center for securing information or intelligence …   English World dictionary

  • listening post — noun 1. : a center for gathering intelligence concerning an adversary a master hand at reading political riddles, with a thousand listening posts throughout the country Charles Michelson establishment of normal diplomatic relations … will give us …   Useful english dictionary

  • listening post — UK [ˈlɪs(ə)nɪŋ ˌpəʊst] / US [ˈlɪs(ə)nɪŋ ˌpoʊst] noun [countable] Word forms listening post : singular listening post plural listening posts 1) a place for secretly listening to electronic communications made by other people, especially a country… …   English dictionary

  • listening post — 1. Mil. a post or position, as in advance of a defensive line, established for the purpose of listening to detect the enemy s movements. 2. any foreign country or city viewed as a source of intelligence about an enemy or rival nation or one that… …   Universalium

  • listening post — lis|ten|ing post [ lısnıŋ ,poust ] noun count 1. ) a place for secretly listening to electronic communications made by other people, especially a country s enemies 2. ) a WEB SITE on the Internet where you can listen to music 3. ) a place in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • listening post — /ˈlɪsənɪŋ poʊst/ (say lisuhning pohst) noun 1. Military a post or position, as in advance of a defensive line, established for the purpose of listening to detect the enemy s movements. 2. any position maintained to obtain information …   Australian English dictionary

  • listening post — noun A facility established to monitor radio and microwave signals and analyse their content to secure information and intelligence for use by the security and diplomatic community and others. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • listening post — lis·ten·ing post || ‚lɪsnɪŋ‚pəʊst place from which one eavesdrops on enemies (often using special equipment) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • listening post — lis′tening post n. gov any position or location for obtaining secret information about an enemy • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • listening post — noun a station for intercepting electronic communications. ↘a point near enemy lines for detecting movements by sound …   English new terms dictionary

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