Definition of Hangfires

1. hangfire [n] - See also: hangfire



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hangfires

hangashores
hangbird
hangbirds
hangdog
hangdogs
hanged
hanged, drawn and quartered
hanged by a thread
hanger
hanger-on
hangerless
hangers
hangers-on
hangeth
hangfire
hangfires (current term)
hangi
hangin'
hanging
hanging-block culture
hanging about
hanging around
hanging ball
hanging basket
hanging by a thread
hanging chad
hanging chads
hanging drop
hanging drop slide

Literary usage of Hangfires

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery: Including Close-order Infantry by Hobart Cole Ramsey (1918)
"... AND hangfires — SAFETY ORDERS GOVERNING USE OF THE BATTERY THE various guns of the battery are served and fired as has already been described in detail ..."

2. Handbook of the 2.95-inch Mountain Gun Matériel and Pack Outfit ...: June 10 by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1916)
""Misfires" and "hangfires" are of exceedingly rare occurrence with this ammunition. In case of the failure of the cartridge to fire when the trigger is ..."

3. Handbook of the 3.8-inch Howitzer Matériel, Model of 1915: With Instructions by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1917)
"Misfires and hangfires are of rare occurrence. In case of the failure of a cartridge to fire when the trigger is pulled, the pull should be repeated without ..."

4. Handbook of the 6-inch Howitzer Matériel: Model of 1908 and 1908 MI with by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1917)
"The projectile weighs 1.7 pounds and contains a smoke-producing compound. MISFIRES AND hangfires. ..."

5. Handbook of the 8-inch Howitzer Matériel, Model of 1917...: With by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1918)
"Misfires and hangfires are of rare occurrence. In case of the failure of the gun to fire when the percussion hammer is pulled, the pull should be repeated ..."

6. Naval Ordnance: A Text-book Prepared for the Use of the Midshipmen of the by Roland Irvin Curtin, Thomas Lee Johnson, United States Naval Academy (1915)
"As the salvo-latch is not disengaged automatically except upon the discharge and recoil of the gun, it gives warning of misfires or hangfires which might ..."

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