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enfilade

noun en·fi·lade \ ˈen-fə-ˌlād , -ˌläd \

Definition of enfilade

1 :an interconnected group of rooms arranged usually in a row with each room opening into the next
2 :gunfire directed from a flanking position along the length of an enemy battle line

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Origin and Etymology of enfilade

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


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enfilade

verb

Definition of enfilade

enfiladed; enfilading
transitive verb
:to rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction

First Known Use of enfilade

1706


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