line of fire


noun

the straight horizontal line from the muzzle of a weapon in the direction of the axis of the bore, just prior to firing.

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Origin of line of fire

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for line of fire

line of fire

noun

the flight path of a missile discharged or to be discharged from a firearm
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