Definitions for fusilladeˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fu•sil•ladeˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-(n.; v.)-lad•ed, -lad•ing.
(n.)a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
a general discharge or outpouring of anything:
a fusillade of questions.
(v.t.)to attack or shoot by a fusillade.
Origin of fusillade:
1795–1805; < F, der. of fusiller to shoot, der. of fusilfusil1
fusillade, salvo, volley, burst(verb)
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
attack with fusillade
the simultaneous firing of a number of firearms
a rapid outburst
to fire, or attack with, a fusillade
a simultaneous discharge of firearms
to shoot down of shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms
A fusillade is the simultaneous and continuous firing of a group of firearms on command. It stems from the French word fusil, meaning firearm, and fusiller meaning to shoot. In the context of military tactics, the term is generally used to refer to a type of organized and concentrated gunfire from a military unit armed with small arms, and initiated by a command from a commanding officer. The term can also be used as a verb, as in "to fusillade an enemy position". Suppressing fire is often in the form of a fusillade.
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