massed fire


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massed fire

1. The fire of the batteries of two or more ships directed against a single target.
2. Fire from a number of weapons directed at a single point or small area.
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Noun1.massed fire - fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)massed fire - fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)
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"
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Enemy massed fire, electronic and information countermeasures make this combat environment even more complex.
Platoons integrated and massed fire, called for 120-millimeter-mortar indirect fire, and ultimately removed casualties via air MEDEVAC.
The massed frontal infantry attacks favored by Union and Confederate forces early in the war fell apart in the face of field artillery firing canister and grape shot and the massed fires of rifles accurate to ranges two or three times those of the smoothbore muskets still in use.