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defilade

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verb def·i·lade \ˈde-fə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of defilade

defiladed

defilading

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to arrange (fortifications) so as to protect the lines from frontal or enfilading fire and the interior from fire from above or behind

defilade

noun



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