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fire control

noun

, Military.
  1. technical and sometimes automatic supervision of artillery or naval gunfire on a target, as for range, elevation, etc.


fire control

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • fire-con·trol adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fire control1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

Other positions in the integrated fire control center included computer operator, acquisition radar operator and target-tracking radar operator.

By establishing long-term ecological patterns, conservation efforts related to fire control, species protection, and human food security can be more targeted and effective.

CAL FIRE began using contractor-owned helicopters for fire control in the mid-1960s, until 1981 when the program obtained 12 Bell UH-1F series helicopters from the US Air Force.

The biggest naval export program is the Aegis fire control system.

Other classes of fire protection studies have to do with the various phases of fire prevention, fire detection, and fire control.

The lieutenants and first sergeant assist in fire control; the other sergeants place themselves in the firing line as skirmishers.

The best troops are those that submit longest to fire control.

Fire control implies the ability to stop firing, change the sight setting and target, and resume a well directed fire.

Fire direction and fire control are functions of company and platoon commanders.

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