Definition of Grazing fire
1. Noun. Fire approximately parallel to the ground; the center of the cone of fire does rise above 1 meter from the ground.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Grazing Fire
Literary usage of Grazing fire
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"The effects of grazing, fire suppression, urbanization, etc. can only be speculated ... However, the effects of other human activities such as grazing, fire ..."
2. A Text-book on Field Fortification by Gustave Joseph Fiebeger (1900)
"grazing fire is that which passes close to the surface over which it is aimed. Plunging fire is that obtained from a gun placed upon a much higher elevation ..."
3. Tactics by William Balck (1915)
"For example, they employ formulae to ascertain the point from which a height can be covered with grazing fire, or propose to defend the ascent to a plateau ..."
4. A Military Dictionary, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected by George Elliot Voyle, G. de Saint-Clair-Stevenson (1876)
"... grazing fire—When the trajectory is low and nearly parallel to the ground, and when the projectile strikes the object, whether vertical or horizontal, ..."
5. Inquiries Concerning the Tactics of the Future by Fritz August Hoenig (1899)
"With this I oppose those who assert, ' no corps holds its ground under grazing fire, it either presses forward or backward.' That is a ruinous doctrine ..."