Defilade meaning

dĕf'ə-lād', -läd'
To arrange (fortifications) in such a way as to give protection from enfilading and other fire.
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The act or procedure of defilading.
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A fortified position offering protection from enfilading and other fire.
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To arrange (troops and fortifications) so that the terrain will protect them, esp. from gunfire against either flank.
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The act of defilading.
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The protection afforded by defilading.
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To fortify something as a protection from enfilading fire.
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A fortification having such protection.
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Origin of defilade

de– (en)filade