enfilade enfilade

Definition(s):

  1. (n) gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
  2. (v) rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction

Usage(s):

  1. Between it and a troop of French Colonials on its left was a jutting mound and rock quarry from which a nest of German machine guns spat a relentless enfilade fire.
  2. Although wounded himself, he fired on six other Reds who threatened to enfilade the American position.
  3. Apart from talent, all great cartoonists need a point of attack from which to enfilade their natural and necessary enemythe great.
Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /