- 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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Examples from the Web for fire control
They had spread blankets on the floor of the fire-control room.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Already the range had been signaled from the fire-control wells.The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice
John Henry Goldfrap
Only by the fire-control officers, a hundred feet above the decks, could her whole hull be seen.
Since that time very great improvements have been made in fire-control, and the accuracy of gun-fire.
Others were mounted aloft in the tops, just as they were in our own days until the tops were required for fire-control platforms.The British Navy Book
- military the procedures by which weapons are brought to engage a target
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