misfired, past participle; misfired, past tense; misfiring, present participle; misfires, 3rd person singular present;
(of a gun or missile) Fail to discharge or fire properly
(of an internal combustion engine) Undergo failure of the fuel to ignite correctly or at all
the car would misfire occasionally from the cold
(esp. of a plan) Fail to produce the intended result
the killer didn't know that his plan had misfired
(of a nerve cell) Fail to transmit an electrical impulse at an appropriate moment
A failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly or of fuel in an internal combustion engine to ignite
an explosion that fails to occur
fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
miss: a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
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Misfire is a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. Misfire and his partner Aimless were released in 1987 with the other first year Headmasters and Targetmasters. Neither the molds for Misfire and Aimless nor even their names were ever reused.
An act of misfiring; To fail to discharge properly; To fail to ignite in the proper sequence; To fail to achieve the anticipated result
(misfiring) The situation where something misfires
(Misfires) When either a gun or ammunition fails to work correctly.
(JP 1-02, NATO) - 1. Failure to fire or explode properly. 2. Failure of a primer or the propelling charge of a round or projectile to function wholly or in part. See FMs 6-series, 7-90, 7-91, 17-12, and 23-1.
a shell in which the primer fails to fire when struck by the firing pin. Shooter is given another shot, with a limit to the number of misfires allowed without penalty.
Complete failure of a cartridge to discharge after the primer is struck by the firing pin.
The condition of a cartridge not firing when an attempt to fire it is made. It can be caused by either a defective cartridge or a defective firearm. The term is frequently misused to indicate a Negligent Discharge of a firearm.
A shot or any part of a shot, which fails to explode when an attempt is made to fire it, or where testing before firing reveals broken continuity which cannot be rectified.
A condition caused by ignition failure. Also called a "dud."
whenever the fuse of a shell burns into the device, but it fails to fire - the potentially "live" shell is left in the mortar. It could be due to a hangfire.
When a firework fails to ignite properly.
A failure to fire after the trigger is pulled. It is generally best to wait at least 30 seconds before clearing the chamber to be sure that it is not a hangfire.
The failure of the fuel charge in one or more engine cylinders to fire or ignite at the proper time. It can be due to poor compression caused by worn or improperly adjusted valves, worn piston rings, a faulty head gasket, or in the case of a two-stroke engine leaking crank seals. ...