Definition of Enfilade fire
1. Noun. Gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation.
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Literary usage of Enfilade fire
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1. Technique of Modern Tactics: A Study of Troop Leading Methods in the by Paul Stanley Bond, Michael Joseph McDonough (1916)
"Thus under sweeping enfilade fire the column of squads is more vulnerable than line, since depth increases vulnerability as the direction of fire becomes ..."
2. The Principles of Land Defense and Their Application to the Conditions of To-day by Henry Fleetwood Thuillier (1902)
"TRENCHES EXPOSED TO enfilade fire. garrisoned by a distinct unit- such as a half company, section, or squad. The method of estimating the strength of the ..."
3. Elements of Fortification: Field and Permanent. by Auguste Frédéric Lendy (1857)
"(6) enfilade fire (3), when it is directed on the flank of a troop from one end to another, or along the banquette (16) or rampart of a work. Fio. 1. ..."
4. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1853)
"The right flank of the Hernando bastion had not been subjected to enfilade fire, but all the other works had ; and here we learn the most instructive lesson ..."
5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1866)
"Upon his telling me that the right wing of the regiment was exposed to a terrible enfilade fire, which the enemy was enabled to deliver by their gaining ..."