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defilade


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defilade  \De`fi*lade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defiladed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Defilading}.]  [Cf.  F.  d['e]filer  to  defile,  and 
  d['e]filade  act  of  defiling.  See  1st  {Defile}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  raise,  as  a  rampart,  so  as  to  shelter  interior  works 
  commanded  from  some  higher  point. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defilade 
  n  :  the  arrangement  of  defensive  fortifications  to  protect 
  against  enemy  fire 




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