fire control


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

Examples of fire control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During both World War I and II, the Point Loma peninsula played a key role in San Diego’s coastal defense, equipped with searchlight bunkers, fire control stations and gun batteries. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2024 In Tranche 1, SDA will fly both sensor types as an operational system – medium-field-of-view demonstrating fire control, based on HBTSS design, and wide-field-of-view doing warning and tracking, based on T0 tracking design. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 15 Feb. 2024 By Wednesday, the road Alpha used to get to the plant was under Russian fire control. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Another question is whether or not Ukraine will attempt to finally fit production Bohdanas with an automatic loading and digital fire control systems as intended—accepting the attendant delays—or proceed without to field more artillery tubes sooner. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2023 While much of the initial fire was already contained by then, West Maui Land was seeking additional resources for fire control. Edith Olmsted, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2023 These tanks shared essentially the same 125-millimeter gun and three-man crew configuration, but were lighter than their U.S. contemporaries and differed in armor protection, propulsion, fire control and self-defense systems. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 29 June 2023 Radar fire control, radar tracking, airfield lighting and instrument landing techniques were developed and refined at NAS Patuxent River. Baltimore Sun, 12 May 2023 The event included dozens of stations and events, including angler education, aquatic biology, archery, forestry and fire control, wildlife identification, fly tying, bird ecology, outdoor safety and displays of live turtles and snakes. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire control was in 1880

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“Fire control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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