Definition of Firing party
1. Noun. A squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Squad
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Literary usage of Firing party
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1. Aide-mémoire to the Military Sciences: Framed from Contributions of Officers by Great Britain Army. Royal Engineers (1853)
"The columns of assault, too,—the firing party, and a reserve to protect the flanks, ... If there were any cover at all, the firing party might quietly ..."
2. American Journal of Education (1862)
"Each time a target is struck, the man opposite to it raises his banderol, which is then seen by the firing party, and acknowledged. ..."
3. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1884)
"All being ready, the Marshal waved his handkerchief as the signal, and the firing party discharged the volley. Johnson did not move, remaining in a sitting ..."
4. Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 by United States War Dept (1914)
"Pistol shots fired from the position of the targets or from a point in rear of the firing party provide an effectual means of indicating that the simulated ..."