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Definition of "defensive measure" [defensive measure]

  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "defensive measure" in a sentence
  • "As a defensive measure against this German destroyer attack, Jellicoe’s turnaway at Jutland was a complete success: no torpedo hits were scored on British dreadnoughts."
  • "As a defensive measure against the threat of Peruvian invasion, García Moreno entered into negotiations with the French envoy with a view to securing the protection of France, a political mistake of which his enemies knew how to avail themselves to the utmost."