En`fi*lade" [F., fr. enfiler to thread, go trough a street or square, rake with shot; pref. en- (L. in) + fil thread. See File a row.]


A line or straight passage, or the position of that which lies in a straight line.


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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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.



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