cannon fire


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Noun1.cannon fire - fire delivered by artillerycannon fire - fire delivered by artillery    
firing, fire - 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"
cannonade, drumfire - intense and continuous artillery fire
high-angle fire - fire from a cannon that is fired at an elevation greater than that for the maximum range
mortar fire - artillery fire delivered by a mortar
zone fire - artillery or mortar fire delivered in a constant direction at several quadrant elevations
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But as often as his relatives talked about squats and barbells, they discussed cannon fire and infantry tactics.
Steuben performed magnificently at Monmouth, rallying the broken left flank of the American army while under cannon fire, and march ing it calmly back into the battle.
Reports in Washington said the use of the slow and low flying gunships, which spit out howitzer and cannon fire at 2,500 rounds per minute, marks a new, slightly more daring tactic in the air war and was ordered by Nato Commander Gen Wesley Clark.
Today, in some Pentagon cubbyhole, there's an image the rest of us will never have to see: a group of young men dropping their dinners and fleeing in panic, before Apache cannon fire rips them in half.
The choppers unleashed rockets, missiles and cannon fire to stop troops killing locals in a rebel-held town.
The AH64 choppers unleashed three weapons systems including rockets, missiles and 30mm cannon fire on Gaddafi's troops.
The thatch was set alight by cannon fire during a performance of Henry VIII.
A further signal (Code flag X) and a single cannon fire may indicate premature starts (OCS--On Course Side) by individual yachts, which must return and re-start.
Cannon fire and traditional costumes added to the occasion as gaff-rigged 'Old Gaffers' entered Holyhead for a festival
BRITISH jets unleashed a hail of cannon fire around Basra yesterday, forcing militia to take cover as fighting continued for a fourth day.
He was believed the only civilian ever killed by cannon fire in downtown Webster.
The hundreds of visitors who sailed over to the HM Bark Endeavour in the Stockton Riverside over the weekend were treated to displays of sword fighting on the high seas to the sound of cannon fire.