from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. fire, the direction of which is perpendicular to the line of troops or to the parapet aimed at.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it


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  • One by one the enemy-held bunkers, mortar positions, and machine gun nests were put out of action by direct fire from the approaching tanks.

    Panzer Aces

  • 1 Troop was taking steps to guard its flanks from anybody within the wood who might try to stalk it through the trees and paths; and inching forward, in conjunction with the infantry to its northern perimeter, with a view to implementing Cowdray's principal aim - the domination by direct fire of the enemy corridor stretching westwards past Iffezheim.

    First Clash

  • Pausing only long enough for their men to debus, the BMPs drove among the houses and brought direct fire to bear from their 73 mm guns against those Canadians who showed themselves.

    First Clash


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