Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun covering_fire

1 sense of covering fire

Sense 1
cover, covering fire -- (fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal")
       => fire, firing -- (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire")

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