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ˌdɛf əˈleɪdde·filade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiladenoun

    the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire

Wiktionary

  1. defiladenoun

    A fortification having such protection.

  2. defiladeverb

    To fortify something as a protection from enfilading fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defiladeverb

    to raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dfiler to defile, and dfilade act of defiling. See 1st Defile.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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 or artificial obstacles.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. defilade

    In fortification, is the art of so disposing defensive works, on irregular or commanded sites, that the troops within them shall be covered from the direct fire of the enemy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defilade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defilade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. disjointed
    • B. opaque
    • C. busy
    • D. dependable

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