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English noun: encirclement

1. encirclement (act) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy


Broader (hypernym)action, military action

Narrower (hyponym)beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, naval blockade, siege

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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