Defilading
Defilade De`fi*lade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defiladed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defilading}.] [Cf. F. d['e]filer to defile, and d['e]filade act of defiling. See 1st {Defile}.] (Mil.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point. [1913 Webster]

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  • Defilading — De fi*lad ing, n. (Mil.) The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the lines of rampart with reference to the protection of the interior from exposure to an enemy s fire from any point within range, or from any works which may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defilading — n. protection provided by natural or artificial obstacles or fortifications against enemy fire v. protect troops, arrange natural of artificial shielding against frontal attack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defilade — [def′ə lād΄, def΄ə lād′] vt., vi. defiladed, defilading [< Fr défilade, a filing off, succession < défiler: see DEFILE2] to arrange (troops and fortifications) so that the terrain will protect them, esp. from gunfire against either flank n …   English World dictionary

  • Defilade — De fi*lade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defiladed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defilading}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]filer to defile, and d[ e]filade act of defiling. See 1st {Defile}.] (Mil.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defiladed — Defilade De fi*lade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defiladed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defilading}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]filer to defile, and d[ e]filade act of defiling. See 1st {Defile}.] (Mil.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defile — De*file (d[ e]*f[imac]l or d[=e] f[imac]l; 277), n. [Cf. F. d[ e]fil[ e], fr. d[ e]filer to defile.] 1. Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaspard Monge — Born 9 May 1746 (1746 05 …   Wikipedia

  • defilade — /def euh layd /, n., v., defiladed, defilading. n. 1. protection or shielding from hostile ground observation and flat projecting fire provided by an artificial or natural obstacle, as a hill. v.t. 2. to shield from enemy fire by using natural or …   Universalium

  • defilade — /ˈdɛfəleɪd/ (say defuhlayd) Military –verb (t) (defiladed, defilading) 1. to shield from enemy fire or observation by using natural or artificial obstacles. –noun 2. protection from hostile ground observation and fire provided by an obstacle such …   Australian English dictionary

  • def|i|lade — «DEHF uh LAYD», verb, lad|ed, lad|ing, noun. –v.t., v.i. to arrange the position of (troops, a fortification, tanks, or artillery) against enemy fire, especially to secure shelter through protective terrain against fire from the side (enfilading… …   Useful english dictionary

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