military blockade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n military blockade the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
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Usage

In literature:

Charleston, blockaded and beseiged, was in a state of military inaction.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
It is with military blockade that I am here more especially concerned.
"Naval Warfare" by James R. Thursfield
We are told, Sir, that the President will immediately employ the military force, and at once blockade Charleston!
"The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1" by Daniel Webster
The hopes of our enemies of final victory are not merely based on military expectations and the blockade.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
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In news:

ISTANBUL—A Turkish court on Tuesday opened a trial in absentia of four former Israeli military commanders in the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish aid ship that tried to break a Gaza blockade.
A Turkish court on Tuesday opened a trial in absentia of four former Israeli military commanders in the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish aid ship that tried to break a Gaza blockade.
ISTANBUL—A Turkish court will try members of Israel's military in absentia this week for the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish aid ship that tried to break an Israeli blockade to reach Gaza in 2010.
JERUSALEM – Israeli naval vessels thwarted the advance of a pro-Palestinian boat attempting to reach Gaza on Saturday in defiance of Israel's blockade of the territory, the military said.
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