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hostile fire

noun, Insurance.
1.
an unintentional fire, from which any resulting loss can be claimed as an insurance liability (opposed to friendly fire).
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  • The resulting uproar all but drowned out the important news: the marines suffered no casualties and encountered no hostile fire.
  • They also disagreed: some said they were fired on from beneath the bridge, but others said they do not remember hostile fire.
  • Officials said the helicopter may have been brought down by hostile fire but there was no confirmation of the cause of the crash.
  • It is anticipated that some linguists may be required to go on temporary duty or deployment to hostile fire areas.
  • Further, the aircraft and crews are subject to being targeted by hostile fire.

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