observation post

noun Military.
a forward position, often on high ground, from which enemy activity can be observed and, particularly, from which artillery or mortar fire can be directed.
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observation post
military OP a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed

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Main Entry:  observation post
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a place from which something may be watched, esp. for forest fires or enemy movement
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Example sentences
If there is water on the moon, it can be converted to oxygen, which means there can be a manned observation post there.
Now, the mine operators have an observation post that employees check hourly to ensure that birds keep clear of the toxic water.
Soldiers at a small observation post stop local residents and journalists from making the trip.
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