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 The fire control system is derived from the system used on the M1 Abrams main battle tank, also produced by General Dynamics. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 30 June 2022 Constructed in the late 1990s, the temporary tower lacks Americans with Disability Act accessibility and does not have a fire control system, according to Womack's office. Ryan Tarinelli, Arkansas Online, 10 July 2022 Abonita and Tate were fire control specialists assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, the Army said Tuesday. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 At least 50 people were rescued from the building, which contains mainly shops, the fire control room said. Fox News, 14 May 2022 The real trick will be to see how quickly and how effectively Ukraine leverages their array of new radars, fire control systems, and enhanced munitions capabilities. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 However, the most important advance is not in the new rifle or ammunition, but in the new XM157 fire control optic, which automatically judges the distance to target and corrects the user’s aim. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2022 Certain careers — such as missile defense crew, special forces, signals intelligence and fire control specialists who coordinate battlefield weapons operations — can often come with the maximum bonuses. Fox News, 13 Jan. 2022 Certain careers — such as missile defense crew, special forces, signals intelligence and fire control specialists who coordinate battlefield weapons operations — can often come with the maximum bonuses. Fox News, 13 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fire control

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire control was in 1880

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Last Updated

5 Aug 2022

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“Fire control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20control. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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