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firing British & World English

The action of setting fire to something

fire British & World English

Discharge a gun or other weapon in order to propel (a bullet or projectile)

firing pin British & World English

The part of a firearm’s mechanism that strikes the primer of a cartridge to ignite the charge and fire the weapon

firing step British & World English

Another term for fire step.

firing party British & World English

A group of soldiers detailed to fire the salute at a military funeral

firing squad British & World English

A group of soldiers detailed to shoot a condemned person

biscuit firing British & World English

The first firing of pottery, which permanently hardens the clay

be firing blanks British & World English

(Of a man) be infertile

the firing line British & World English

The front line of troops in a battle

fire on all cylinders British & World English

Work or function at a peak level of performance

the firing line in firing British & World English

The front line of troops in a battle

fire something up in fire British & World English

Start (an engine or other device)

fire on all cylinders in fire British & World English

Work or function at a peak level of performance


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