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fire control

Line breaks: fire con|trol

Definition of fire control in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The process of aiming and firing heavy weapons.
Example sentences
  • The longer weapon range, sophisticated fire control, and advanced countermeasures of these systems, even in small numbers, present a formidable barrier to our fleet of aging aircraft.
  • The digital fire control system calculates separate firing solutions for each of the 8 projectiles.
  • Platoon and battery commanders have considerable problems with fire control, protection-in-combat and reconnaissance organization, and terrain orientation.
2The prevention and monitoring of accidental fires.
Example sentences
  • Here are some of the interesting facts researchers have found out in the 70 years since the Forest Service began its aggressive fire control program.
  • It was not until the mid-twentieth century that technology made it possible for state fire control agencies to manage all but the most severe outbreaks in rural and forested areas.
  • Truckloads of logs were cut to make a fire control line along the Yalmi Road, north of Orbost, in eastern Victoria, during the 2003 bushfires and taken to East Gippsland mills.

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