fire control

noun

Definition of fire control

: the planning, preparation, and delivery of fire on targets

Examples of fire control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ramirez, who has served in the Navy for four years, is a department head responsible for managing the maintenance and operation of the fire control system that allows the ship to fire missiles. Rick Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Houston native promoted to U.S. Navy lieutenant aboard USS James E. Williams," 5 June 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Australian fires controlled: The wildfires that began in September and consumed millions of acres are finally out in most of New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, emergency services said today. Chris Stanford, New York Times, "William Barr, Coronavirus, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Briefing," 14 Feb. 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Six men huddled on the port side fire control tower, burned badly, trapped as the ship sank in the shallow waters near Honolulu that day, Dec. 7, 1941. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of fire control

1880, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Fire control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20control. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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