Sortie

A sortie is a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint. The sortie, whether by one or more aircraft or vessels, usually has a specific mission. The sortie rate is the number of sorties that a given unit can support in a given time. ==Siege warfare== In siege warfare, a sortie, or sudden is...
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Sortie

• (n.) The sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a besieged place to attack or harass the besiegers; a sally.
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sortie

sally noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
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Sortie

Sor'tie noun [ French, from sortir to go out, to issue, probably from Latin sortus , for surrectus , past participle of surgere to raise up, to rise up. See Source .] (Mil.) The sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a besieged place to attack...
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sortie

[n] - a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position 2. [n] - an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
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