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fire that is intended to destroy enemy weapons
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Fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons. (DOD only) Includes counterbattery, counterbombardment, and countermortar fire. See also fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||counterfire - fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons|
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"
counterbattery fire - fire delivered to neutralize or destroy indirect fire weapon systems
counterbombardment - bombardment intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
countermortar fire - mortar fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
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