Horizontal fire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horizontal fire (Mil) the fire of ordnance and small arms at point-blank range or at low angles of elevation.
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Usage

In literature:

Instinctively they had clasped hands, looking straight ahead at the firing squad, that had lowered its guns in a rigid, horizontal line.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Fire, slowly extend the arm till it is nearly horizontal, the pistol directed at a point; about six inches below the bull's-eye.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Upon smooth water, a shot fired horizontally from the 32-pdr.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
A horizontal flue is thus formed in which the fire is built.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
One by one the guard fires went out and the rain continued, growing colder and driven in almost horizontal sheets by the wind.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
We were not slow in bringing them up; and, choosing a place under one of the great horizontal limbs, we built our camp fire.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Introduced principally for naval use before the horizontal firing of shells from guns became general.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Head cover= is the term applied to any horizontal cover which may be provided above the plane of fire.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A long pole was cut and supported horizontally on two Y pieces driven into the ground beside the fire.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
The horizon was bright with fiery arches, crossing each other at all angles, cut horizontally by streams of fire from rifled cannon.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
If a stick is placed across, lying horizontally, supposing it catches fire, it just burns through the middle and that is all, the ends go out.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
And under the long, horizontal window that looked on the street was a stone slab with sockets for little charcoal fires.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
Trials on odd pieces of biscuit fired in horizontal and vertical positions will best settle the point.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
Like a horizontal volcano the furnace on the stage belched forth its blast of fire, smoke, gas and withering, blighting heat.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
Besides, several other men may be exposed to the horizontal fire.
"Defenseless America" by Hudson Maxim
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In news:

Modine Manufacturing Co. Has introduced its PTP-series gas-fired unit heater, a horizontal discharge unit heater that delivers 80% thermal efficiency in a robust package of design features.
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In science:

Fire spread model for a linear front in a horizontal solid porous fuel bed in still air.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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