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soft target Syllabification: soft tar·get
Pronunciation: /sôft ˈtärɡət/

Definition of soft target in English:


A person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack.
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.
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