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Thank you very much for your prompt answer.
I have Vinterberg & Bodelsen too, I even looked the word up, but (she blushes) I overlooked the entry. Well, time for that afternoon coffee! 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Mock attack is the commonly used term in real life. Trust the web not the dictionaries!
Quote from web site:
NATO Stages Mock Attack On Vieques
"The goal is to fire as much as we can to gain as much proficiency as we can. That's the stress, that's the reality of real combat."
Col. Paul Lefebvre, USMC complaining about the ban on using live ammunition