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en•fi•lade



Pronunciation: (en'fu-lād", -läd", en"fu-lād', -läd'), [key]
n., v., -lad•ed, -lad•ing.


n.
1. Mil.
a. a position of works, troops, etc., making them subject to a sweeping fire from along the length of a line of troops, a trench, a battery, etc.
b. the fire thus directed.
2. Archit.
a. an axial arrangement of doorways connecting a suite of rooms with a vista down the whole length of the suite.
b. an axial arrangement of mirrors on opposite sides of a room so as to give an effect of an infinitely long vista.

v.t.
Mil.to attack with an enfilade.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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