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firebase

[ fahyuhr-beys ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbeɪs /
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noun Military.

an artillery base, especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances.

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Origin of firebase

First recorded in 1965–70; fire + base1
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firebase
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbeɪs) /

noun

an artillery base supporting advancing troops
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