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.
Vignettes from the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) and the Spanish-American War (1898) illustrate the value of the Gatling gun--a precursor of automatic weapons-and, more generally, the effect of massed fire on infantry formations.
Platoons integrated and massed fire, called for 120-millimeter-mortar indirect fire, and ultimately removed casualties via air MEDEVAC.