Sunday, November 30, 2008
Definitions for incursion
- a sudden attack; invasion, raid
- a running or flowing in
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Citations for incursion
Jerina's bulwarks failed to protect Bosnia from the last great incursion against Europe from the East, the invasions of Ottoman Turk armies into the southeastern corner of the continent beginning in the fourteenth century.
Yet that brutal incursion proved a fatal miscalculation on Brezhnev's part and the final turning point in the cold war.
Origin of incursion
late Middle English
by 1432 "hostile attack," from Latin incursionem "a running against," from incurrere