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field of fire

the area covered by a weapon or group of weapons firing from a given position. Unabridged
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  • Training in the field of fire investigation is an on-going process.
  • The last purpose was to provide an open field of fire in which the defenders could shoot down attacking soldiers.
  • Most of his career was spent in the field of fire prevention.
  • Taking heavy fire, the helicopter lurched and attempted to take-off to extricate itself from the field of fire.
  • Blinds should be natural, well camouflaged and situated where there's a good field of fire.
  • Batteries of from four to six guns occupied the crests of ridges and hills from which a field of fire could be obtained.
  • The field of fire investigation has developed into a science and is much more technical than it was twenty years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for field of fire

field of fire

the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover with fire from a given position
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