9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[fahyuh r-beys] /ˈfaɪərˌbeɪs/
noun, Military
an artillery base, especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances.
Origin of firebase
1965-70; fire + base1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for firebase
  • The wounded as well as the unharmed fought back with every ounce of life to drive the madmen from the firebase.
  • No injuries or damage to the firebase were reported, and officials were planning to further investigate this morning.
  • The casualties were loaded up and brought to a nearby coalition firebase for treatment and medical evacuation.
British Dictionary definitions for firebase


an artillery base supporting advancing troops
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for firebase

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for firebase

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for firebase