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  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


  1. crossfire(Noun)

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

  2. crossfire(Noun)

    a heated confrontation between opposing factions


  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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  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. Burt Flickinger:

    Ocado is a consumer's dream and a competitor's nightmare, and the competitor that's going to get caught in the crossfire is clearly Amazon.

  2. Michael Tran:

    There is a staring contest between the Russia and Saudis, and everybody else is getting caught in the crossfire.

  3. 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.

  4. Patrick Skinner:

    International aid workers used to be caught in the crossfire, now they are targeted.

  5. 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.

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