defilade
transitive verb (-laded; -lading) Etymology: probably from de- + -filade (as in enfilade) Date: 1828 to arrange (fortifications) so as to protect the lines from frontal or enfilading fire and the interior from fire from above or behind • defilade noun

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  • défilade — ● défilade nom féminin (de défiler 2) Action de défiler. ● défilade (expressions) nom féminin (de défiler 2) Feu de défilade, tir successif de navires défilant devant l objectif. I. ⇒DÉFILADE1, subst. fém. [Correspond à défiler1] A. [Correspond à …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • defilade — 1828, from DEFILE (Cf. defile) (n.) + ADE (Cf. ade) …   Etymology dictionary

  • défilade — (dé fi la d ) s. f. 1°   Terme de marine. Action de défiler. Feu de défilade, feu de vaisseaux qui tirent à mesure qu ils défilent. 2°   Fig. et familièrement, il se dit de morts arrivant coup sur coup dans une compagnie. La défilade commence.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • defilade — vietovės reljefo priedanga statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Apsauga nuo priešo ugnies ar stebėjimo, naudojant gamtines ar dirbtines kliūtis. atitikmenys: angl. defilade pranc. defilement …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • defilade — vietovės reljefo priedanga statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kalva, kalno ketera ar krantas, sudarantys priedangą nuo priešo stebėjimo ir ugnies. atitikmenys: angl. defilade pranc. defilement …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • defilade — vietovės reljefo priedanga statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Vietovė, nematoma priešui iš oro. atitikmenys: angl. defilade pranc. defilement …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • defilade — 1. Protection from hostile observation and fire provided by an obstacle such as a hill, ridge, or bank. 2. A vertical distance by which a position is concealed from enemy observation. 3. To shield from enemy fire or observation by using natural… …   Military dictionary

  • 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

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