All Noun Verb
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  • Info A sortie is a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint. more...
  • We have been in the forest since the sortie when we cut our way out. Cited from French and English, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Later that month, he took off on a similar sortie with two other aircraft.
  • I don't think there is any fear of their making a sortie. Cited from Saint Bartholomew's Eve, by G. A. Henty
  • The average flight time per sortie was almost six hours per flight.
  • The next day he was sent up on his first combat sortie.
  • However, it was during this sortie that he himself was shot down.
  • A similar sortie was launched the following day with the same result.
  • I have already told you of our last sortie, and really of our last service as a corps. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873, by Various
  • This was, until now, the mission where more people were rescue during a single sortie.
  • Her second sortie also took her out into the mid-Atlantic.
  • Any supply of water had to be taken by force since a sortie was needed to reach a well.
  • In the three months that these aircraft had been at the front, they had only carried out a single successful sortie.
  • After enemy fleets are found, the land-based aircraft will then sortie to attack.
  • The small Spanish squadron was not finished however and would sortie once more later in the war.
  • Two such transfer stations were located at either end, in order to maintain the required sortie rate.
  • The command continued to average only about one sortie a month per aircraft against Japan's home islands.
  • Her fourth sortie took her as far as a point southwest of Bear Island.
  • Drop tanks were carried and a sortie could last up to two hours.
  • It was therefore decided to attempt a last sortie in order to die at least with glory. Cited from Reviews, by Oscar Wilde
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Synonyms of sortie

Meaning of sortie

  • noun A military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
  • noun (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)