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Definitions and Synonyms of covering fire | Another word for covering fire | What is covering fire?

Definition 1: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations - [noun denoting act]

Samples where covering fire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

Synonyms for covering fire in the sense of this definition

(covering fire is a kind of ...) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

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