direct fire

noun

Definition of direct fire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: gunfire by direct aiming on a visible target

direct-fire

transitive verb

Definition of direct-fire (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fire without provision for preheating the air or gas some furnaces are direct-fired

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History and Etymology for direct fire

Noun

direct entry 3 + fire, verb

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