friendly fire


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friendly fire

n.
Discharge of a military weapon that injures or kills a member of one's own armed forces or an ally.

friendly fire

n
(Military) military firing by one's own side, esp when it harms one's own personnel

friend′ly fire′


n.
fire, as by artillery, by one's own forces, that causes casualties to one's own troops.
[1970–75]

friendly fire

In casualty reporting, a casualty circumstance applicable to persons killed in action or wounded in action mistakenly or accidentally by friendly forces actively engaged with the enemy, who are directing fire at a hostile force or what is thought to be a hostile force. See also casualty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friendly fire - fire that injures or kills an ally
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"
Translations
baráti tűz

friendly fire

n (Mil) → fuoco amico
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