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 aircraft has an organic fire control system or can host a government system. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Building owners who already face a proliferating list of requirements — including carbon-neutrality deadlines and installation of emergency radio systems, staircase lights and glass lobby doors for fire control — may resist another set of mandates. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 And then there are the necessary upgrades to flood and fire control measures, which have become increasingly necessary in light of climate change. Michael J. Hicks For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 1 Dec. 2020 Typically, this includes removing the M61 internal 20-millimeter Gatling gun, fire control system, and onboard radar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020 Both optics will include advanced fire control systems improving the likelihood of first round hits—especially during the stress of combat. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2020 The scope brings tank fire control technology to individual riflemen, making the job of shooting moving targets—particularly drones— much easier. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2020 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, 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, 18 Feb. 2020

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Fire control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20control. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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