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

Origin and Etymology of defilade

probably from de- + -filade (as in enfilade)


First Known Use: 1828


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