Definition of Barrage fire

1. Noun. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target. "The shelling went on for hours without pausing"

Exact synonyms: Barrage, Battery, Bombardment, Shelling
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Derivative terms: Shell



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrage Fire

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Literary usage of Barrage fire

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1. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"The lines advanced in open formation, then stopped for the barrage fire to be pushed ... There was another step forward under barrage fire, another (sham) ..."

2. Development of Tactics--World War by William Balck (1922)
"The artillery defense against assault is by pre-arranged mass fire, in more or less rigid form, annihilating fire, or barrage fire. ..."

3. Our First Half Million: The Story of Our National Army by Captain X. (1918)
"But the battery behind us have placed a "barrage" fire behind the German front trenches, and through this few men can come and live or be sane. ..."

4. Official History of 82nd Division American Expeditionary Forces: "All by Army, United States Army. Division, 82nd, 82nd Airborne Division, United States (1919)
""Phase B" wns scheduled to begin at "H" hour (5.30 hours) and consisted of accompanying barrage fire in support of the initial infantry attack. ..."

5. The Battle of the Somme by John Buchan (1917)
"barrage fire of Infantry and Snipers Over ground which cannot be observed, and at night, the unaimed but horizontal barrage fire of infantry and machine ..."

6. ... The History of the 33rd Division, A.E.F., by Frederick Louis Huidekoper by Frederic Louis Huidekoper (1921)
"... up positions for barrage fire on road, trench and strong point north-east ... by barrage fire on area just north of MARCH£VILLE and embarrassing fire on ..."

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