defilade


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def·i·lade

 (dĕf′ə-lād′, -läd′)
tr.v. def·i·lad·ed, def·i·lad·ing, def·i·lades
To arrange (fortifications) in such a way as to give protection from enfilading and other fire.
n.
1. The act or procedure of defilading.
2. A fortified position offering protection from enfilading and other fire.

defilade

(ˌdɛfɪˈleɪd) military
n
1. (Fortifications) protection provided by obstacles against enemy crossfire from the rear, or observation
2. (Fortifications) the disposition of defensive fortifications to produce this protection
vb (tr)
(Fortifications) to provide protection for by defilade
[C19: see de-, enfilade]

def•i•lade

(ˌdɛf əˈleɪd)

n., v. -lad•ed, -lad•ing. n.
1. protection from hostile ground observation and frontal fire provided by an artificial or natural obstacle.
v.t.
2. to shield from enemy fire by using natural or artificial obstacles.
[1820–30; < French défil(er), orig. to unthread (dé- dis-1 + (en)filer to thread « Latin fīlum thread)]

defilade

1. Protection from hostile observation and fire provided by an obstacle such as a hill, ridge, or bank.
2. A vertical distance by which a position is concealed from enemy observation.
3. To shield from enemy fire or observation by using natural or artificial obstacles.

defilade


Past participle: defiladed
Gerund: defilading

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Past Continuous
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defilade - the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
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