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volley

Cricket the flight of such a ball or the ball itself
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Volley

 

simultaneous firing from several guns, mortars, rocket launchers, carbines, and so on.

It is done at a set signal or command. In a combat situation the volley is used to inflict a sudden and powerful fire strike on the enemy. Volleys of fire are also used for salutes and paying military respects. Terms such as “division volley,” “ship volley,” and others are sometimes used to designate all the fire capabilities of all the unit’s artillery or rifle weapons fired simultaneously.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

volley

[′väl·ē]
(engineering)
A round of holes fired at any one time.
(ordnance)
Burst of fire, especially a salute fired by a detachment of riflemen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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