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Definitions of enfilade

  1. rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A line or straight passage, or the position of that which lies in a straight line. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A firing in the direction of the length of a trench, or a line of parapet or troops, etc.; a raking fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To pierce, scour, or rake with shot in the direction of the length of, as a work, or a line of troops. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A firing along a trench, a line of troops, etc.; a galling fire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To pierce or rake with shot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A line, or straight passage: a situation or a body open from end to end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To rake with shot through the whole length of a line. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A file, or straight line. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To rake with shot through the length of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To rake lengthwise, as with shot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A position in a straight line; a fire of musketry or artillery raking a line of rampart or troops from end to end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To rake with shot in the direction or through the whole length of a line. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. en-fi-l[=a]d', n. a number of rooms with the doors opening into a common passage: a fire that rakes a line of troops, &c., from end to end; a situation or a body open from end to end.--v.t. to rake with shot through the whole length of a line. [Fr.,--enfiler--en (=L. in), and fil, a thread. See FILE, a line or wire.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Fire from artillery sweeping line of works or men from end to end; (v.t.) subject (troops, road, &c.) to e. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. [Fr., to thread.] (Mil.) Fire from a gun or musket raking a line of troops or the interior of the parapet, and at the same time grazing its whole length. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. n. [French] A line or straight passage;—narrow line, as of troop in marching. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. A straight passage. Complete Dictionary
  20. To pierce in a right line. Complete Dictionary

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