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defilading


defilading


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defilading  \De`fi*lad"ing\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  The  art  or  act  of  determining  the  directions  and  heights  of 
  the  lines  of  rampart  with  reference  to  the  protection  of  the 
  interior  from  exposure  to  an  enemy's  fire  from  any  point 
  within  range,  or  from  any  works  which  may  be  erected. 
  --Farrow. 
 
  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.