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addaword.gifdefinition of FOB

forward operating base: in a war, a strongly defended place near where the fighting is taking place where people who support the military operation are based
According to U.S. military officials, about 15 other FOBs and COPs in Baghdad will be returned to private, government or Iraqi military control before June 30.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/04/2013 09:20:00
Definition of FOB from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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