Horizontal fire

(Mil.) the fire of ordnance and small arms at point-blank range or at low angles of elevation.

See also: Horizontal

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The panels also create a concealed space that can magnify the intensity of the fire and encourage horizontal fire spread," Breitkreitz explains.
Supply of a horizontal fire fighting pump operated by a diesel engine.
Practically, in terms of fire protection and means of escape, the necessary compartmentalisation has been made possible by electronically operated, horizontal fire shutters.
Richard Rietz, 2003 judge and lab consultant says, "Increasing the fire rating of the structure and building the floors as two-hr horizontal fire control barriers means this structure will meet the new building codes to be adopted later on.
The burning was so extreme that it created horizontal fire whirls that rolled in parallel pairs along the ground, like sideways cyclones of flame.
Supply of a horizontal fire fighting pump powered with a diesel engine.
In this case, use a 1.5 hour horizontal fire damper at the floor line.
Above L-R: Horizontal fires are an eye-catching choice; Right: the Burford fireplace, RRP PS799.99, from imaginfires.co.uk