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fire control

noun, Military.
technical and sometimes automatic supervision of artillery or naval gunfire on a target, as for range, elevation, etc.
Origin of fire control
First recorded in 1885-90
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fire-control, adjective Unabridged
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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.

    The Emma Gees

    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

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