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firebase

[fahyuh r-beys] /ˈfaɪərˌbeɪs/
noun, Military
1.
an artillery base, especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; fire + base1
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  • 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

firebase

/ˈfaɪəˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
an artillery base supporting advancing troops
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