overhead fire

overhead fire

[′ō·vər‚hed ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire that is delivered over the heads of friendly troops.
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"There have also been pockets of fire on the embankment associated with the overhead fire."
He stacked a blanket, his pants and shoes on a bench and tried to reach an overhead fire sprinkler, trying with his cuffed hands to set it off.
Entering what he called "survival mode," and already drinking his own urine, he tried to trigger an overhead fire sprinkler for some water, stacking clothes and a blanket and swinging his cuffed arms in an attempt to set it off.
Although the Livermore gun trucks received glowing reviews by some units in Iraq, they are considered a less-than-ideal solution because they expose troops to overhead fire and put passengers at risk in rollover accidents.
* Avoid overhead fire of friendly Soldiers when possible.
Every NAR, ammunition information notice, and overhead fire clearance or restriction is listed in NavSup P-801/TW024-AA-ORD-010, Ammunition Unserviceable, Suspended and Limited Use, which is published semi-annually.
He had apparently fallen from an overhead fire escape - although nobody knows what he was doing on it.