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fu·sil·lade(fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-, fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-)
1. A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
2. A rapid outburst or barrage: a fusillade of insults.
tr.v. fu·sil·lad·ed, fu·sil·lad·ing, fu·sil·lades
To attack with a fusillade.
[French, from fusiller, to shoot, from fusil, firearm; see fusil.]
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1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
2. a sudden outburst, as of criticism
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to attack with a fusillade
[C19: from French, from fusiller to shoot; see fusil1]
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fu•sil•lade(ˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-)
n., v. -lad•ed, -lad•ing. n.
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.v.t.
3. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.
[1795–1805; < French, derivative of fusiller to shoot, derivative of fusil fusil1]
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Fusilladesimultaneous discharge of firearms.
Examples: fusillade of bullets; of personalities, 1884; of swearing, 1881; of terror, 1863.
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Past participle: fusilladed
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|Noun||1.||fusillade - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"|
|Verb||1.||fusillade - attack with fusillade|
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noun barrage, fire, burst, hail, volley, outburst, salvo, broadside Both were killed in a fusillade of bullets.
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