firing base

firing base

[′fīr·iŋ ‚bās]
(ordnance)
Part of the mechanism in some cannon that supports the gun carriage when it is in position for firing.
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The first split was to get a wrecker because several trucks got stuck en route to the first firing base.
On one such TCO to deliver class V to C Battery, the distribution platoon arrived at the firing base to find out that the whole battery had jumped locations in the middle of the night without notifying the FSC.
With the reality of guerrilla warfare in Iraq squarely in mind, Marines from Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, broke in a new firing base last July at Camp Pendleton, California--a range tailored to what they'll face in Iraq--in preparation for an OIF deployment last summer.
But Palestinian gunmen from outside have used the town as a firing base, to the displeasure of many of the town's residents.
serve as cover and firing bases for gamers and their enemy;
At Guldagergaard I was going to fire a soda kiln with Paul Scott (the famous print maker of Cumbria, England) and I had gone out of my way to be properly prepared: The porcelain firing bases, which fitted the dishes perfectly for support, had been covered in felt soaked in aluminium oxide which would keep my dishes and their bases from melting together during the firing.