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enfilade

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noun en·fi·lade \ˈen-fə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of enfilade

  1. 1 :  an interconnected group of rooms arranged usually in a row with each room opening into the next

  2. 2 :  gunfire directed from a flanking position along the length of an enemy battle line



Origin and Etymology of enfilade

French, from enfiler to thread, enfilade, from Old French, to thread, from en- + fil thread — more at file


First Known Use: circa 1730


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enfilade

verb en·fi·lade

Definition of enfilade

enfiladed

enfilading

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction



1706

First Known Use of enfilade

1706

Rhymes with enfilade

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