friend or foe


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friend or foe

An ally or an enemy. Is this character in the story friend or foe? They really haven't given us enough details about him.
See also: friend

friend or foe

a friend or an enemy. I can't tell whether Jim is friend or foe. "Who goes there? Friend or foe?" asked the sentry.
See also: friend
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This updated module provides full encryption of friend or foe inquiries and replies, enabling aircraft to transmit their identity securely and allowing pilots to quickly identify possible threats beyond visible range.
Even with new sensor and electro-optical technology, the primary means of identifying armored vehicles during Operation Desert Storm was still visual, and the ultimate decision as to whether a vehicle was a friend or foe was still made by humans.