Definition of friendly fire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


friendly fire

BrE BrE//ˌfrendli ˈfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfrendli ˈfaɪər//
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in a war, if people are killed or injured by friendly fire, they are hit by a bomb or weapon that is fired by their own side synonym fratricide (3)
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