volley fire


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volley fire

[′väl·ē ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Artillery fire in which each piece fires a specified number of rounds without regard to the other pieces and as fast as accuracy will permit.
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A contingent of army troops simultaneously fired to the air three times from their rifles, a military rite called volley fire, as part of the ceremony.
The accepted version of history holds that the British commander, Captain Preston, deliberately ordered his men to murder unarmed citizens with controlled volley fire, making the incident a symbol of British brutality.
Three minutes after the goal, relentless City were at it again and Scott Brown watched his 18-yard volley fire narrowly wide.