A person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack.
- Currently, enemy guerrilla forces identify soft targets or small combat patrols as ambush targets.
- In the future, I think we can expect to see attacks on both military and civilian soft targets by our enemies.
- By his definition terrorist attacks on soft targets could not be regarded as war.
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Syllabification: soft tar·get
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