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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He flicked the firing button, to tell the fire control system that this was the target.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • The subjects of fire control and fire direction are coveted in pars.

  • 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
  • Then, the inspection of the fire control system from 0650 until 0750.

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • No comments on the workings of the battery or its appurtenances, including the fire control, shall be forwarded.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • An Onzarian officer, the Third from his insignia, was at the fire control panel.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • The best troops are those that submit longest to fire control.

  • For purposes of fire control the area had previously been bulldozed, obliterating the exact limits of the deposit.

  • fire control is the explanation of these instructions through the platoon leaders.

    The Plattsburg Manual O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
  • fire control washed them with salt water hoses, directed by Arthurs brain.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
British Dictionary definitions for fire control

fire control

(military) the procedures by which weapons are brought to engage a target
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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