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fire control

noun, Military
technical and sometimes automatic supervision of artillery or naval gunfire on a target, as for range, elevation, etc.
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fire-control, adjective Unabridged
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  • Come on, now, with more of your special brand of death, fire-control officer!

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
  • They had spread blankets on the floor of the fire-control room.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Already the range had been signaled from the fire-control wells.

  • Only by the fire-control officers, a hundred feet above the decks, could her whole hull be seen.

    Defenseless America Hudson Maxim
  • By means of very wonderful devices the officer in the "fire-control station" ranges and sights every gun in the ship.

  • That afternoon, Korsakov and Harding were supposed to be checking the wiring of fire-control circuits.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • It was four or five times better practice than the Orion could make fitted with the “fire-control” system.

    Admiral Jellicoe Arthur Applin
  • The fire-control refused to act, the wires and speaking-tubes were destroyed, and each gun had to depend on itself.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • He is in what is called the "fire-control station," which is a steel chamber high on the top of a tripod mast.

  • To this spot were brought the reports from the fire-control stationed at the rear mast and from the last active stations.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
British Dictionary definitions for fire-control

fire control

(military) the procedures by which weapons are brought to engage a target
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