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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. Unabridged
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observation post

(military) a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed OP
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a place from which something may be watched, esp. for forest fires or enemy movement's 21st Century Lexicon
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