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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation); A military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position.

Usage examples (36)
  • For the military, the cost of a sortie is critical.
  • A sortie is a deployment or dispatch of one military unit.
  • For Goodrich, the sortie was her first humanitarian mission.
  • The object of the sortie was a vague idea to push forward, if possible, to Versailles. for more
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