line of fire


line of fire
noun
the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary

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: the flight path of a projectile fired from a gun

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the straight horizontal line from the muzzle of a weapon in the direction of the axis of the bore, just prior to firing.
[1855-60]

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line of fire noun
The range or scope of a weapon, etc
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Main Entry:line

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line of fire,
the path of a bullet, shell, rocket, or other missile.

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the expected path of gunfire or a missile

residents within line of fire were evacuated from their homes


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Line of fire — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line of Fire — Titre original Line of Fire Genre Série policière Créateur(s) Rod Lurie Pays d’origine  États Unis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • line of fire — line′ of fire′ n. mil a horizontal line from the muzzle of a weapon in the direction of the axis of the bore, just prior to firing • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • line of fire — ► line of fire the expected path of gunfire or a missile. Main Entry: ↑line …   English terms dictionary

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  • line of fire — {n. phr.} The path that something fired or thrown takes. * /When the bandit and the police began to shoot, John was almost in their line of fire./ Compare: CROSS FIRE …   Dictionary of American idioms