verb \ˈde-fə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of DEFILADE

transitive verb
:  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

Origin of DEFILADE

probably from de- + -filade (as in enfilade)
First Known Use: 1828

Other Military Terms

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


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