Definition of decapitation strike in English:

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decapitation strike

Entry from US English dictionary


A debilitating military attack, especially one aimed at the enemy’s leadership.
Example sentences
  • And of course, this has been the issue since the beginning of the war, with that first so-called preemptive decapitation strike two days before the ground war started.
  • They tossed out their original blueprint and went for the decapitation strike because they had quite solid information on where he was.
  • The strikes are being characterised as a decapitation strike and they are targeted specifically at command and control nodes.

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Syllabification: de·cap·i·ta·tion strike

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