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firing
American English: /ˈfaɪ(ə)rɪŋ/
British English: /ˈfʌɪərɪŋ/

Translation of firing in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable (shots)
    disparos (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The principal weapon uses electronic firing to reduce reaction times.
    • Although the gunners may have a restricted field of fire, the flash, smoke or dust from the weapon firing will not be seen from outside.
    • The submerged firing of the missiles can be conducted in a single salvo while the submarine is moving at a speed of 5 knots.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (of pottery)
    Example sentences
    • Pottery, raku firing and photography will also be explored.
    • At the same time, potters developed luster glazes by adding metallic elements to the surface of the glazed piece before a second firing in the kiln.
    • Dutch enthusiasm for the new material was particularly keen and by the seventeenth century, one kiln could produce over half a million bricks in a single firing.

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