firebase firebase

Definition(s):

  • (n) an artillery base to support advancing troops

Usage(s):

  1. The firebase has been repeatedly rocketed.
  2. I was at Walter Reed and some of the kids there were casualties of the firebase that was overrun--16 wounded, 9 killed.
  3. We also met several of the extraordinary soldiers who were badly wounded while holding their Afghan firebase against an overwhelming Taliban assault last July.

Quotes

  • "There were occasions when I stayed in a place that was hardly 500 yards from a US firebase," Mr Hekmatyar says. "The US helicopters virtually flew over my head and we could hit them with a Kalashnikov rifle. But the Americans were unable to...
    on Dec 11, 2003 By: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Source: BBC News

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