Meaning of “surgical strike” in the English Dictionary

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"surgical strike" in British English

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surgical strikenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɜː.dʒɪ.kəl ˈstraɪk/ us /ˌsɝː.dʒɪ.kəl ˈstraɪk/

a type of military attack that is made in an exact way on a particular place:

A surgical strike was carried out on the enemy's military headquarters.

(Definition of “surgical strike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)