Enfilade meaning

ĕnfə-lād, -läd
Gunfire directed along the length of a target, such as a column of troops.
noun
0
0
A target vulnerable to sweeping gunfire.
noun
0
0
A linear arrangement of a series of interior doors, as to a suite of rooms, so as to provide an unobstructed view when the doors are open.
noun
0
0
To rake with gunfire.
verb
0
0
Gunfire, from either flank, directed along the length of a column or line of troops.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A disposition or placement of troops that makes them vulnerable to such fire.
noun
0
0
To direct such gunfire at.
verb
0
0
A line or straight passage, or the position of that which lies in a straight line.
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
(architecture) A series of doors that provide a vista when open.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
To rake something with gunfire.
verb
0
0

Origin of enfilade

  • French series, string, row from enfiler to string together, run through from Old French en- in, on en–1 fil thread (from Latin fīlum gwhī- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French enfilade.

    From Wiktionary