defilade definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to prepare (fortifications) in a way regarding give protection from enfilading alongside fire.
    • to boost, as a rampart, to be able to shelter inside works commanded from some greater point.
  • noun:
    • The work or procedure of defilading.
    • A fortified position offering defense against enfilading along with other fire.
    • A fortification having these types of defense.
    • That arrangement of a fortification in the form of which its interior is concealed from an adversary on a neighboring height.
    • the arrangement of protective fortifications to guard against enemy fire
  • verb:
    • To fortify anything as a protection from enfilading fire.
  • others:
    • In fortification, to set up the plan and profile of (a fortification) to be able to protect its lines from enfilading fire, and its particular inside from plunging or reverse fire. Also defile.

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