close-quarter fighting

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Noun1.close-quarter fighting - hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
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As a tank commander of the 10th Battalion Combat Team (BCT) of PEFTOK, Young and his troops fought the Chinese and North Korea troops in a two-day close-quarter fighting in what is now known as the Great Battle at Yultong, stopping the enemy from entering South Korea.
The planes are commonly used in counterinsurgency and air support for close-quarter fighting, as well as reconnaissance.
The 93,600 rounds of 20 mm ammunition will be used to arm the FA-50's modified A50 gun system, which is usually employed in close-quarter fighting and strafing missions.
They were given MV ration - meat and veg - and rum to get their spirits up before they attacked and it was close-quarter fighting, bayonets fixed." The infantry units cleared the way for the armoured divisions and Rommel, his army depleted and his petrol almost finished, decided the battle was lost.
Carl is also an expert in Wing Chun, a close-quarter fighting technique perfected by martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
And he is an expert on blocks, holds and punches, having also gained a fourth grade in Wing Chun, the close-quarter fighting technique created by Bruce Lee.
Cloudstone offers three character classes, including the close-quarter fighting Warrior, ranged-attack Wizards and the quick-healing Monk.
In 1976 I sat down with a veteran of the trench warfare of World War I, some of the most extreme close-quarter fighting in history where men were killed with shovels, trenching tools, clubs, knives and pistols as one trench or tunnel unexpectedly intersected with another.
"In two days, God willing, Sirte will be free." A Reuters reporter near the centre of Sirte said she could hear the occasional thump of mortars landing near NTC positions, but that pro-Gaddafi forces had now resorted to using small arms as they switched to close-quarter fighting.
It was really close-quarter fighting so we couldn't use our artillery," he said, adding troops were pursuing small pockets of fleeing gunmen.
There is no other part of the Army women are banned from, but Army chiefs maintain they are not suitable for close-quarter fighting and would also distract male soldiers.