Associations to the word «Sortie»

Wiktionary

SORTIE, noun. (military) An offensive military mission. Used originally to mean an attack from a fortress, but most commonly used today to describe a single mission by a military aircraft.
SORTIE, verb. (transitive) To sally.

Dictionary definition

SORTIE, noun. A military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position.
SORTIE, noun. (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats