1. witty remark
2. a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
Similar word(s): sortie
3. a venture off the beaten path
- a sally into the wide world beyond his home
1. (intransitive) To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.
2. (intransitive) To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")
3. (intransitive) To venture off the beaten path.