- the positions at which troops are stationed to fire upon the enemy or targets.
- the troops firing from this line.
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Origin of firing line
Words nearby firing line
Example sentences from the Web for firing line
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
The interior video shows the gunman firing the shot through the window.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for firing line
- the positions from which fire is delivered
- the soldiers occupying these positions