Definition of Friendly fire

1. Noun. Fire that injures or kills an ally.

Exact synonyms: Fratricide
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing

Definition of Friendly fire

1. Noun. Weapons fire from allied or friendly forces, as opposed to fire coming from enemy forces or enemy fire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Friendly Fire

friendlessly
friendlessness
friendlier
friendlies
friendliest
friendlihead
friendlike
friendlily
friendliness
friendlinesses
friendly
friendly URL
friendly URLs
friendly amendment
friendly amendments
friendly fire
friendly match
friendly matches
friendly relationship
friendly suit
friendly suits
friendly takeover
friendrede
friends
friends list
friends lists
friends of Bill W.
friends of Dorothy
friends with benefits
friendship

Literary usage of Friendly fire

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

1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"The Comfort of a friendly fire By ROBERT V. CARR The sheriff mutters as he sees The light smoke curl above the trees: A story writ upon the ..."

2. Fire Insurance Inspection & Underwriting by Charles Carroll Dominge, W. O. Lincoln (1920)
"A friendly fire. FROSTING GLASS— Can be accomplished by powdered ammonia fluoride and acetic acid and dipping glass therein. the FRUIT EVAPORATORS— Fruit is ..."

3. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1915)
"A fire which is brought into existence, purposely, by the person in control of the premises, is called a friendly fire; for example, a fire in a stove, ..."

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