a drinking glass of the 18th century having a conical, rounded body on a thick stem and a heavy spreading foot.
noun 1. Military. 2. the forefront of any action or activity, especially a controversy. noun 1. (military) 2. the leading or most advanced position in an activity
- Firing order
noun 1. the sequence of ignition in the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
- Firing party
noun 1. a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral 2. another name for firing squad
noun, Ordnance. 1. a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm or cannon that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge. noun 1. the part of the firing mechanism of a firearm that ignites the charge by striking the primer