noun Military.
an artillery base, especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances.

1965–70; fire + base1 Unabridged
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firebase (ˈfaɪəˌbeɪs)
an artillery base supporting advancing troops

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Example sentences
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.
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