defilading


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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.

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Ten additional rescue teams with defilading equipment have also reached Thatta from Karachi to augment flood relief and rescue efforts.