- an artillery base, especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances.
Origin of firebase
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Examples from the Web for firebase
When we finally got back to our firebase it was late on the third night.A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian
March 5, 2014
- an artillery base supporting advancing troops