Coup de main and Descent

Coup de main

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Coup de main noun – The act or action of setting upon with force or violence.
Usage example: the Continental Army's attack on the British-Hessian encampment at Trenton, New Jersey, ranks as one of the most brilliant coups de main of the war

Descent and coup de main are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Descent" instead a noun phrase "Coup de main".
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Descent noun – A sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory.
Usage example: the lightning descent of the invading army on that unsuspecting border town

Coup de main and descent are semantically related. You can use "Coup de main" instead a noun "Descent".
Nearby Words: descend, descendant, descending, descender
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