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Noun: sortie  sor-tee
  1. (military) a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    - sally
     
  2. (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
     
  3. A short trip
    "take a sortie into town";
    - run

Derived forms: sortied, sortieing, sorties

Type of: action, flight, flying, military action, trip

Encyclopedia: Sortie