Commanding Feature

Commanding Feature

 

an elevation, such as a mountain or a hill, that towers over the surrounding locality.

Commanding features are determined from the map or by sight and marked on the map with bolder type. Control of a commanding feature ensures better conditions for combat operations and for observation of the terrain, one’s own troops, and enemy troops.

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The housekeeper felt a little appalled, when, after cloaks, coats, shawls, and socks had been taken off in succession, the large black hood was removed, and the dark ringlets, shining like the raven’s wing, fell from her head, and left the sweet but commanding features of the young lady exposed to view.
But bleary as my eyes were, they were totally absorbed by the majesty of Cape Town's commanding feature.
An authentic, Cape Cod-style stone lighthouse, arguably The Pointe's most commanding feature, showcases amazing 270-degree lake and mountain views from all three levels.
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