Reverse fire

(Mil.) a fire in the rear.

See also: Reverse

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Use reverse fire drills to time how quickly students and staff return inside after exiting the school.
We set about it by telling off one company as battalion reserve and splitting our perimeter up into three sub-areas, each held by two platoons and the Lewis guns in the front trench, protected from direct and reverse fire by parapet and parados, and if heavy sniping was expected, by bays; two platoons being in the support trench.
Crews attending 999 calls routinely set up safety zones at the scene and reverse fire engines into problem areas so they can leave quickly if necessary.