covering fire

noun

military firing intended to protect an individual or formation making a movement by forcing the enemy to take cover

Nearby words

  1. covered,
  2. covered bridge,
  3. covered wagon,
  4. covered-dish supper,
  5. covering,
  6. covering letter,
  7. covering power,
  8. coverlet,
  9. coverley,
  10. covermount

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