A person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack: farms are a soft target for arsonists
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of soft target in:
- The US English dictionary