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enfilade

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French enfilade.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

enfilade (plural enfilades)

  1. A line or straight passage, or the position of that which lies in a straight line.
  2. gunfire directed along the length of a target
  3. (architecture) a series of doors that provide a vista when open

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VerbEdit

enfilade (third-person singular simple present enfilades, present participle enfilading, simple past and past participle enfiladed)

  1. (transitive) to rake something with gunfire
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 30, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.

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FrenchEdit

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NounEdit

enfilade f (plural enfilades)

  1. row or series (of houses)
  2. (architecture) enfilade
  3. enfilade (gunfire)
  4. (chess) skewer

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