Definitions

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  • n. The basic military skills required to operate in the field, such as stealth, camouflage, and observation.

Etymologies

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field +‎ craft

Examples

  • Today, they exhibit a new proficiency in the fieldcraft of war, digging slit-trenches, camouflaging their positions behind sandy revetments and plotting choreographed offensives.

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  • The Ministry of Defence openly admits that British forces have trained Saudi Arabia's National Guard in the art of "public order enforcement" and in "weapons, fieldcraft and general military skills training, as well as incident handling, bomb disposal, search, public order and sniper training".1,200 of these British-trained National Guards were used to suppress the revolution in Bahrain in March.

    Letters: Western intervention in the Arab spring

  • They learn fieldcraft and weapons handling, and some go on to receive advanced training in Iran.

    Hezbollah Waits and Prepares

  • For you, young man, do not possess the fieldcraft of a professional.

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  • Yes | No | Report from buckstopper wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago to all traditionist: I say again if its your thing to go without technogadgets - kudos to you and you fieldcraft.

    K-9 G.P.S.

  • Everyone learns some basic fieldcraft, lives out of a hooch, and is organized into companies, platoons and sections.

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  • The contact on 20 Aug proves once again the old lesson, that all arms and services must be fit and capable of basic weapon skills and fieldcraft.

    Major James Loden’s emails: The RAF have been utterly, utterly useless « raincoaster

  • : All arms and services must be fit and capable of basic weapon skills and fieldcraft.

    Major James Loden’s emails: The RAF have been utterly, utterly useless « raincoaster

  • All that travel from the UK miles of walking effort, and fieldcraft , for the chance of shooting such a small gamebird- and with a borrowed gun !

    Guns for Food and Guns for Sport

  • He had Chitter and he was better, much better, at tracking and fieldcraft than Moran had ever been -- Master Zist had said so repeatedly.

    Dragon's Fire

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