What does fusillade mean?

Definitions for fusilladeˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst(verb)

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

  2. fusillade(verb)

    attack with fusillade


  1. fusillade(Noun)

    the simultaneous firing of a number of firearms

  2. fusillade(Noun)

    a rapid outburst

  3. fusillade(Verb)

    to fire, or attack with, a fusillade

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fusillade(noun)

    a simultaneous discharge of firearms

  2. Fusillade(verb)

    to shoot down of shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms

  3. Origin: [F. fusillade, cf. It. fucilata. See Fusil a firelock.]


  1. Fusillade

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fusillade

    fūz′il-ād, n. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.—v.t. to shoot down by a simultaneous discharge of firearms.—n. Fusillā′tion, death by shooting. [Fr.,—fusil, a musket.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fusillade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fusillade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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