What does the word sortie mean?

Usage examples for sortie

  1. If it were possible for you to return, I would say that we will signal the moment my men are ready for the sortie." – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  2. Daytime sortie on us yesterday. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. It was of a Sunday that we congregated most; my two younger brothers had, in general, on that day their sortie from the Pensionnat Maquelin, a couple of miles out of town, where they were then established, and W. J., following courses at the Academy, in its present enriched and amplified form the University, mingled, failing livelier recreation, in the family circle at the hotel. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James