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A step or ledge on which soldiers in a trench stand to fire.
- ‘An officer blundered down the trench telling the men to mount the fire-step and fight.’
- ‘In waterlogged trenches, which were common, the fire-step also kept the wounded dry.’
- ‘Soldiers would be sent to the fire step as darkness approached in preparation for surprise attacks.’
- ‘Some soldiers were put on sentry duty: standing on the fire step of the trench and observing the enemy.’
- ‘On the side of the trench facing the enemy a ‘fire step’ was cut into the wall.’
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