Definition of Counterfire

1. Noun. Fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons.

Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Specialized synonyms: Counterbattery Fire, Counterbombardment, Countermortar Fire



Definition of Counterfire

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterfire

counterfeit
counterfeited
counterfeiter
counterfeiters
counterfeiting
counterfeitly
counterfeitness
counterfeitress
counterfeitresses
counterfeits
counterfeminist
counterfeminists
counterfesance
counterfigure
counterfigures
counterfire (current term)
counterfires
counterflashing
counterfleury
counterflory
counterflow
counterflowing
counterflows
counterfoil
counterfoils
counterforce
counterforces
counterfort
counterforts
countergambit

Literary usage of Counterfire

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1. Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island by Robert J. Cressman (1996)
"His gunners then shifted their attention to the next destroyer in column. The enemy's counterfire severed communications between Kessler's command post ..."

2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"... that the Prince first saw Philipsburg Siege, blotting the Rhine- Valley yonder with its fire and counterfire; and the Tents of Eugene stretching on this ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"The aggression of course did not fail to provoke counterfire, and from battery after battery a storm of round-shot and shell came pelting at the crest of ..."

4. Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Trends for Electric Utilities (1993)
"... such as small platform movements, missile firings, artillery rounds, even some gunfire in real time and with enough accuracy for counterfire.33 Most ..."

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