A sudden offensive movement by the garison of a fortified place, directed against the troops or works of the besiegers.
Related term(s): Garrison; Fortify; Besieger; Siege; Blockade
Category: Military - General
Last modified: 08.31.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 506.