area-denial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

area + denial

Adjective[edit]

area-denial

  1. Referring to devices, typically weapons, intended to prevent an adversary from occupying or traversing a certain area of land.
    An area-denial mine might not kill a soldier, but will severely restrict, slow down, or endanger a tank. Most area-denial weapons can also pose long-lasting risks to anyone also entering the area, specifically to civilians, even years after they were first set up.

Synonyms[edit]

  • AD (abbreviation)

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