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base camp

a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing.
Origin of base camp
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The second will allow radio-frequency communications when the aircraft is near a base camp.
  • Crank it up for maximum safety during a nighttime run, or drop it to preserve the battery for a long hike from base camp.
  • Managing your base camp is essential, as everything you construct must be maintained by workers at all times.
  • On the ascent, they had come upon the body of a climber they'd met at base camp weeks earlier.
  • Staff members at base camp tell of a stressed-out troop that tied one of its hikers to a tree earlier this year.
  • And eventually a base camp will be established at one of the poles.
  • They travelled thirty-six hours with little rest, only to find that the base camp they had so long dreamed of was deserted.
  • Visual and audio information is relayed back to a research team's base camp via radio transmitter for observation and recording.
  • It collects data and takes photographs-then flies back to base camp where a human takes control to help with the landing.
  • The town is a great base camp for anyone who wants to explore the national monuments or the dense wilderness that surrounds them.

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