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curtain fire Line breaks: cur|tain fire
(also chiefly US curtain of fire)

Definition of curtain fire in English:


[mass noun] British
Rapid, continuous artillery or machine-gun fire on a designated line or area: their artillery used curtain fire to trap the Austrian forces in their deep trenches
More example sentences
  • Our curtain fire and our rifle fire inflicted serious losses on the enemy, who had to fall back in disorder, leaving 200 prisoners in our hands, of whom six were officers.
  • To deprive the enemy of a possibility to fire at the attacking units a dense curtain of fire (ordinary or double barrage) is created or a consistent concentration of fire if hastily established defenses are attacked.
  • Zombie American soldiers perished under the deadly curtain of fire just like everyone else.
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