Definition

Line of departure

Line of departure refers to

1. In land warfare, a line designated to coordinate the departure of attack elements. Also called LD.

2. In amphibious operations, a suitably marked offshore coordinating line, which is located at the seaward end of a boat lane, to assist in the landing of landing craft and amphibious vehicles on designated beaches at the scheduled times. Also called LOD.

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