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fire control

noun, Military.
1.
technical and sometimes automatic supervision of artillery or naval gunfire on a target, as for range, elevation, etc.
Origin of fire control
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
Related forms
fire-control, adjective
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  • Then, the inspection of the fire control system from 0650 until 0750.

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The subjects of fire control and fire direction are coveted in pars.

  • An Onzarian officer, the Third from his insignia, was at the fire control panel.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • For purposes of fire control the area had previously been bulldozed, obliterating the exact limits of the deposit.

  • Other classes of fire protection studies have to do with the various phases of fire prevention, fire detection, and fire control.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • fire control washed them with salt water hoses, directed by Arthurs brain.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • They can not believe that "fire control" of infantry, as taught in the school of fire, has no place in modern trench warfare.

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    Herbert Wes McBride
  • No comments on the workings of the battery or its appurtenances, including the fire control, shall be forwarded.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Fire direction and fire control are functions of company and platoon commanders, as laid down in pars.

  • The lieutenants and first sergeant assist in fire control; the other sergeants place themselves in the firing line as skirmishers.

British Dictionary definitions for fire control

fire control

noun
1.
(military) the procedures by which weapons are brought to engage a target
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