Definition of friendly fire in English:

friendly fire

Syllabification: friend·ly fire

noun

Military
Weapon fire coming from one’s own side, especially fire that causes accidental injury or death to one’s own forces.
More example sentences
  • Although he was mortally wounded by friendly fire, the flank attack continued under Stuart the next day, joining up with Lee.
  • Although the combatant forces are heavily intermixed, friendly fire does not appear to have been an issue during the actual battle.
  • And then there is the added danger of mines, hidden weapons, friendly fire and the environment itself.

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