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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossfire(noun)

    a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions

  2. crossfire(noun)

    fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross

Wiktionary

  1. crossfire(Noun)

    lines of fire from multiple positions that cross in a small region

  2. crossfire(Noun)

    a heated confrontation between opposing factions

Freebase

  1. Crossfire

    A crossfire is a military term for the siting of weapons so that their arcs of fire overlap. This tactic came to prominence in World War I. Siting weapons this way is an example of the application of the defensive principle of mutual support. The advantage of siting weapons that mutually support one another is that it is difficult for an attacker to find a covered approach to any one defensive position. Use of armour, air support, indirect fire support, and stealth are tactics that may be used to assault a defensive position. However when combined with land mines, snipers, barbed wire, and air cover, crossfire became a difficult tactic to counter in the early 20th century.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossfire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossfire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crossfire in a Sentence

  1. Abdul Wahab Ahmed:

    The dream won’t last long, and soon we’ll wake up to the bitter reality of being stuck in the crossfire between government forces and (IS) fighters.

  2. Michael Tran:

    The tit-for-tat trade war now has the oil market officially caught in the crossfire, this time with China striking the heart of Trump's traditional base of support of U.S. oil producers, with China being the world's foremost crude import growth region, U.S. producers need China, not the other way around.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow. Chirology may be one of the vital sciences of the future. ~ Albert Einstein (“Seeing into the Future” ~ Harvey Day) I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me. I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: “they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.

  4. Jesus Alebio Portillo:

    We were caught in the middle of the crossfire, once the FARC told us we had to leave as there would be a confrontation with the paramilitaries. They gave us two hours to leave. The whole village left, 80 to 100 people.

  5. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    While some civilians were killed in crossfire between the fighting forces, others were reportedly summarily executed by Government (SPLA) soldiers, who appear to have specifically targeted people of Nuer origin, the fighting also resulted in widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape by soldiers in uniform and men in plain clothes.

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