Definition of firebase in English:

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firebase

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌbās/

noun

An area in a war zone in which artillery can be massed to provide heavy firepower in support of other military units.
Example sentences
  • Soldiers in a Special Forces support company often are collocated with the units they support in remote firebases in Central and South America.
  • Six North Vietnamese army battalions were massed around the firebase.
  • By establishing mobile maintenance teams, the unit could rapidly deploy mechanics to outlying firebases to perform services and emergency repairs.

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Syllabification: fire·base

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