direct fire

1 of 2


: gunfire by direct aiming on a visible target


2 of 2

transitive verb

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

Word History



direct entry 3 + fire, verb

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“Direct fire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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