barrage

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bar·rage

noun \ˈbär-ij\

Definition of BARRAGE

:  a dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water or to divert it into a channel for navigation or irrigation

Origin of BARRAGE

French, from barrer to bar, from barre bar
First Known Use: 1845

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice

Rhymes with BARRAGE

2bar·rage

noun \bə-ˈräzh, -ˈräj\

Definition of BARRAGE

1
:  artillery fire laid on a line close to friendly troops to screen and protect them
2
:  a vigorous or rapid outpouring or projection of many things at once <a barrage of protests>

Origin of BARRAGE

French (tir de) barrage barrier fire
First Known Use: 1916

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

3bar·rage

verb \bə-ˈräzh, -ˈräj\

: to cause (someone) to receive a great amount of something : to direct a barrage of questions, comments, etc., at (someone)

bar·ragedbar·rag·ing

Full Definition of BARRAGE

transitive verb
:  to deliver a barrage against

Examples of BARRAGE

  1. <the star athlete was barraged with requests for an autograph>

First Known Use of BARRAGE

1918

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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