defilading definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of defilade.
  • noun:
    • The art or work of deciding the instructions and heights associated with the lines of rampart with regards to the protection for the inside from contact with an enemy's fire from any point within range, or from any works that might be erected.
    • That part of fortification the thing of which would be to figure out the instructions or heights of lines of rampart or parapet, so that the inside of this work might not be incommoded by a fire directed to it from neighboring eminences. Also defilement.

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