advance guard point

ponta da vanguarda; flecha da guarda avançada

English-Portuguese dictionary of military terminology. 2014.

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  • advance guard support — First of the two main parts of an advance guard, the other being the advance guard reserve. It is made up of three smaller elements, in order from front to rear, the advance guard point, the advance party, and the support proper. The advance… …   Military dictionary

  • advance guard — noun 1. : a detachment usually divided into point, advance party, support, and reserve preceding a body of troops on the march to protect it and secure its uninterrupted advance 2. : avant garde • advance guardist noun * * * adˈvance guard 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • advance guard — Synonyms and related words: airhead, armed guard, avant garde, bank guard, battle line, beachhead, bridgehead, coast guard, cordon, cordon sanitaire, farthest outpost, first line, forefront, front, front line, front rank, front runner, garrison,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Point man — is an American English term used to refer to a soldier who is assigned to a position some distance ahead of a patrol as a lookout, or to a man who leads or inspires others in a business or political role.HistoryThe term might be related to the… …   Wikipedia

  • point — [point] n. [OFr, dot, prick < L punctum, dot, neut. of punctus, pp. of pungere, to prick (< IE base * peuĝ , *peuk̑, to prick, jab > Ger fichte, spruce tree, L pugil, boxer, pugnus, fist); also < OFr pointe, sharp end < ML puncta… …   English World dictionary

  • point man — one who leads a military patrol in formation in a jungle, etc., 1944, from POINT (Cf. point) (n.) in military sense of small leading party of an advance guard (1580s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • point — /poynt/, n. 1. a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger. 2. a projecting part of anything: A point of land juts into the bay. 3. a tapering extremity: the points of the fingers. 4. something having a sharp or tapering end: a pen point. 5. a… …   Universalium

  • point — I. /pɔɪnt / (say poynt) noun 1. a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger. 2. projecting part of anything. 3. something having a sharp or tapering end. 4. a pointed tool or instrument, as an etching needle. 5. (plural) Shearing the parts of a sheep …   Australian English dictionary

  • point — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, partly from Anglo French, prick, dot, moment, from Latin punctum, from neuter of punctus, past participle of pungere to prick; partly from Anglo French pointe sharp end, from Vulgar Latin *puncta, from Latin,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • point — Synonyms and related words: L, Thule, Ultima Thule, abode, accent, accentuate, ace, acerbity, acidity, acme, acridity, acrimony, aculeate, aculeus, acuminate, acumination, address, advance guard, advantage, affective meaning, aim, aim at, airhead …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Point guard — Bob Cousy (left) Point guard (PG), also called the play maker or the ball handler , is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position – essentially, he is… …   Wikipedia


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