Narrow pass or gorge between mountains or hills.- Defile (geography)
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In military strategy, a choke point (or chokepoint) is a geographical feature on land such as a valley, defile or bridge, or maritime passage through a critical waterway such as a strait, which an armed force is forced to pass through in order to reach its objective, sometimes on a substantially narrowed front and therefore greatly decreasing its combat effectiveness by making it harder to bring superior numbers to bear.
Deep cleft between escarpments or cliffs resulting from weathering and the erosive activity of a river over geologic time scales.
The military-derived word defile is occasionally used in the United Kingdom.
Place where runoff from a small, confined space discharges into a larger, broader body of water.
Some examples are: where a river or stream emerges from a narrow constraining landform, such as a defile, into open country or a wider space; a creek joins a river; or a stream flows into a lake.
English victory in the Hundred Years' War.
Early on the 25th, Henry deployed his army (approximately 1,500 men-at-arms and 7,000 longbowmen) across a 750 yd part of the defile.
Battle of the Wexford Rebellion fought on 4 June 1798 between Crown forces and United Irish insurgents, at Tubberneering (modern townlands of Toberanierin North and Toberanierin South) south of Gorey in the north of County Wexford.
They were ambushed in a narrow defile by United Irish rebels.
Third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and named for General Creighton Abrams.
It contains 1,098 3/8 in tungsten balls that spread from the muzzle to produce a shotgun effect lethal out to 600 m. The tungsten balls can be used to clear enemy dismounts, break up hasty ambush sites in urban areas, clear defiles, stop infantry attacks and counter-attacks and support friendly infantry assaults by providing covering fire.
Type of steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strands.
Barbed wire began to be widely used as an implement of war during World War I. Wire was placed either to impede or halt the passage of soldiers, or to channel them into narrow defiles in which small arms, particularly machine guns, and indirect fire could be used with greater effect as they attempted to pass.
Town and borough in Berkshire, South-East England.
The absence of a flood plain on the Kennet in this defile enabled the development of wharves.
Final series of victories by the forces of Napoleon I of France as the Sixth Coalition closed in on Paris.
Having learnt that Napoleon was at hand Blücher fell back a few miles to the east the next morning to a strong position covering the exits from the Bar-sur-Aube defile.
The Suez Crisis, or the Second Arab–Israeli war, also called the Tripartite Aggression (العدوان الثلاثي) in the Arab world and the Sinai War in Israel,
Dayan planned for the Battalion 890 of the Paratroop Brigade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Eitan, a veteran of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and future head of the IDF, to drop at Parker's Memorial, near one of the defiles of the pass, Jebel Heitan.