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Field of fire   /fild əv fˈaɪər/   Listen
Field of fire

noun
1.
The area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position.






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"Field of fire" Quotes from Famous Books



... that man is capable only of a given quantity of terror, knowing that the moral effect of destruction is in proportion to the force applied, we are able to predict that, to-morrow less than ever will studied methods be practicable. Such methods are born of the illusions of the field of fire and are opposed to the teachings of our own experience. To-morrow, more than ever, will the individual valor of the soldier and of small groups, be predominant. This valor is secured ...
— Battle Studies • Colonel Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq



Words linked to "Field of fire" :   piece of ground, piece of land, parcel of land, parcel, tract



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