1. Producing a surplus; profitable.
  2. (military) Of a target: worth attacking; whose destruction is militarily useful.
    • 2001, Eric R. Taylor, Lethal Mists (page 196)
      Command and Control centers and headquarters are strategically important and lucrative targets.
    • 1999, Anthony H. Cordesman, Iran's Military Forces in Transition (page 208)
      Its troops can be widely dispersed as light infantry, using light anti-ship, anti-air and anti-land missiles and weapons to defenda given area or facility without presenting lucrative targets for air, missile, and artillery fire.
  • nonlucrative

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