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line of fire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of firenoun

    the path of a missile discharged from a firearm


  1. line of firenoun

    The direction of weapons fire.


  1. line of fire

    The line of fire refers to the direction or path along which a weapon or object is pointed or projected, potentially causing damage or harm. In a broader context, it can also refer to being in a position directly subject to criticism, confrontation, or unpleasant experience.


  1. Line of Fire

    Line of Fire is a crime drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. It starred Leslie Bibb and Jeffrey D. Sams as two rookie FBI agents assigned to the bureau's Richmond, Virginia branch, where their story parallels that of a local mob boss, Jonah Malloy. When a fellow agent is murdered in a shootout with the gangsters, the head of the FBI branch declares an all-out war on the criminal underworld. The following episodes weaved intricately between Bibb and Sams' federal agency and Paymer's gang, though the two storylines rarely met head-on, except when occasionally focusing on an undercover agent. The show was canceled after just 11 episodes in June 2004, though 13 episodes in all were produced. Mob boss Jonah Malloy's signature line was "That's that with that." The Parents Television Council took a clip from the series for their TV's Worst Clips from years 2001 to 2004. The clip used depicted graphic sexuality.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. line of fire

    See Pointing.

  2. line of fire

    In gunnery, the axis of the gun produced.

  3. line of fire

    In fortification, this term admits of two distinct acceptations: first, when it is found necessary to give an idea of the manner in which a rampart or an intrenchment covers any space of ground by the discharge of ordnance or musketry, lines must be drawn to express the distances traversed by the shot, etc. These lines are called lines of fire, being representations of the actual ranges; second, all that extent of a rampart or intrenchment from which the projectiles of ordnance or musketry are discharged, is understood to be the line of fire.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of line of fire in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of line of fire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of line of fire in a Sentence

  1. Jazmin Cazares:

    But you chose this job knowing you could be in the line of fire. These kids didn’t choose to be in the line of fire, remember my face. Because we will be at every city council meeting until something changes.

  2. Juan Carlos Ruiz:

    Grinnell was in the line of fire from Nevarez’s car to Ruiz.

  3. Forrest Petz:

    I don’t think there’s anything you can do to change it. It’s the cost of doing business. If you want to be a professional fighter, you kind of have to put yourself in the line of fire here.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The Palestinians're pushing civilians – women, children – into the line of fire with a view of getting casualties. We try to minimize casualties. The Palestinians're trying to incur casualties in order to put pressure on Israel, which is horrible.

  5. Marian Turski:

    Even if there was no pandemic, there would be fewer survivors at every anniversary, people at my age who are already vulnerable to many other illnesses are also in the first line of fire for this virus.

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