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

Definition 1: fire delivered by supporting units to protect or assist a unit in combat - [noun denoting act]

(supporting 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"

(... is a kind of supporting fire ) fire on enemy troops or weapons or positions that are near the supported unit and are the most immediate and serious threat to it

(... is a kind of supporting fire ) fire on objectives not in the immediate vicinity of your forces but with the objective of destroying enemy reserves and weapons and interfering with the enemy command and supply and communications

(... is a kind of supporting fire ) fire delivered in support of part of a force (as opposed to general supporting fire delivered in support of the force as a whole)

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