- n. A test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.
- n. A situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.
- n. idiomatic, by extension Any ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.
“But in the year 1937, at the time the first pro - duction Hurricane, serial L.1547, with the first Merlin II engine was transported to Brooklands and had its initial flight, the successors to this air - plane which in its trial by fire was to save the free world was already on the drawing boards.”
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