horse blanket
 n.— «At JRTC most light infantry task forces conduct platoon- and squad-sized search and attack in specified areas dividing the battalion sector. They often resemble an artillery “horse-blanket” graphic used to support quick clearance of fires on a non-linear battlefield.…A “horse-blanket” graphic might be employed by the infantry battalion in search and attack.» —“Ch. 3: Light-Army Aviation At The JRTC: Do We Perform Search And Attack?” by David L. Lawrence, John C. White Aviation Operations At The Joint Readiness Training Center (Fort Leavenworth, Kan.) Apr. 18, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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