Definition of Indirect fire

1. Noun. Fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons.

Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing

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indirect fire (current term)
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Literary usage of Indirect fire

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1. Machine Guns by Julian Sommerville Hatcher, Glenn P. Wilhelm, Harry J. Malony (1917)
"CHAPTER VII indirect fire Under this heading not only indirect fire, ... indirect fire with machine guns is not only practical, but is often a necessity. ..."

2. Gunnery: An Elementary Treatise, Including a Graphical Exposition of Field by Jennings Cropper Wise (1912)
"Before proficiency and effectiveness may be attained in indirect fire, ... In indirect fire, it is contemplated that an obstacle intervenes between the guns ..."

3. The "Novik" and the Part She Played in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 by Andreĭ Petrovich Steer (1913)
"CHAPTER IV ARRIVAL or ADMIRAL MAKAROFF—BOMBARDMENT BY indirect fire—THE Loss OF THE " PETROPAVLOVSK " ALL February and more passed in a state of inaction ..."

4. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... estimation. indirect fire—(DOD) Fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as a point of aim for the weapons or the director. indirect fire—(NA ..."

5. Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House by Walter Inglewood Smith (1906)
"By indirect fire I mean firing at a target which can not be seen by the men ... indirect fire necessitates a more perfect training than was ever thought of ..."

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