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Concentrated fire   /kˈɑnsəntrˌeɪtəd fˈaɪər/   Listen
Concentrated fire

noun
1.
Fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships).  Synonym: massed fire.






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"Concentrated fire" Quotes from Famous Books



... between infantry on the one hand and the guns and various headquarters on the other was a difficult problem. A battalion would go over the top and disappear into the enemy lines. It might have urgent need of reinforcements or of a concentrated fire on some dangerous spot. Yet to make known its wants quickly was by no means easy, for the telephone wires were usually cut, carrier-pigeons went astray, and runners were liable to be shot. When the British introduced the "creeping barrage" of artillery pounding, which moved ...
— Cavalry of the Clouds • Alan Bott

... regiment, the same that had turned the Isandhlwana mountain, cutting off all possibility of retreat by the waggon road, who, when they knew that the camp was taken, had advanced to destroy the guard of Rorke's Drift. On they came, to be met presently by a terrible and concentrated fire from the Martinis. Many fell, but they did not stay till, when within 50 yards of the wall, the cross fire from the store took them in flank. Their loss was now so heavy that, checking their advance, some ...
— The True Story Book • Andrew Lang



Words linked to "Concentrated fire" :   firing, fire



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