fire control

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noun Military.

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

Nearby words

  1. fire brigade,
  2. fire cherry,
  3. fire chief,
  4. fire clay,
  5. fire company,
  6. fire curtain,
  7. fire department,
  8. fire door,
  9. fire drill,
  10. fire engine

Origin of fire control

First recorded in 1885–90

Related formsfire-con·trol, adjective

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fire control

noun

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