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

OTHER WORDS FROM fire control

fire-con·trol, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fire control

fire control


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