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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfilade  \En`fi*lade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enfiladed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Enfilading}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  pierce,  scour,  or  rake  with  shot  in  the  direction  of  the 
  length  of  as  a  work  or  a  line  of  troops.  --Campbell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfilade  \En`fi*lade"\  (?;  277),  n.  [F.,  fr  enfiler  to  thread, 
  go  trough  a  street  or  square,  rake  with  shot;  pref.  en-  (L. 
  in)  +  fil  thread.  See  {File}  a  row.] 
  1.  A  line  or  straight  passage,  or  the  position  of  that  which 
  lies  in  a  straight  line  [R.] 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  firing  in  the  direction  of  the  length  of  a 
  trench,  or  a  line  of  parapet  or  troops,  etc.;  a  raking 
  fire. 




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