Synonyms for covering fire

Synonyms for (noun) covering fire

Synonyms: cover, covering fire

Definition: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

Usage: artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

Similar words: fire, firing

Definition: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

Usage: hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes; they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire