Definition of Enfilading

1. Verb. (present participle of enfilade) ¹



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Definition of Enfilading

1. enfilade [v] - See also: enfilade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enfilading

enfetter
enfettered
enfettering
enfetters
enfever
enfevered
enfevering
enfevers
enfierce
enfierced
enfierces
enfilade
enfilade fire
enfiladed
enfilades
enfilading (current term)
enfiled
enfire
enfired
enfires
enfiring
enfix
enfixed
enfixes
enfixing
enflame
enflamed
enflames
enflaming
enflesh

Literary usage of Enfilading

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... and directly in front wae ! another, on all of which the rebels had gune which delivered at once a direct, enfilading, and cross fire. ..."

2. Attack of Fortified Places: Including Siege-works, Mining, and Demolitions by James Mercur (1894)
"enfilading batteries act in conjunction with counter-batteries or independently; they are designed to take the faces in flank or slightly in reverse, ..."

3. 88 Bis and V. I. H.: Letters from Two Hospitals by Katharine Foote (1919)
"Men have told me stories of attacks under enfilading fire which sickened me with horror. This advance has been wonderfully prepared and carried out; ..."

4. Elements of Military Art and History: Comprising the History and Tactics of by Edouard La Barre Duparcq, Nicolas Edouard Delabarre-Duparcq, George Washington Cullum (1863)
"... an enfilading lattery, that which fires on the flank in the direction of the prolongation of the enemy's line—a battery which light artillery can easily ..."

5. The Naval and Military Magazine (1828)
"... and brought The enemy's enfilading fire was continued at intervals, with more or less activity, from the 13th to the 19th. ..."

6. An Elementary Course of Military Engineering by Dennis Hart Mahan (1865)
"enfilading and Counter.Batteries. These batteries are used for destroying the ... Positions are chosen for the enfilading batteries, from which the ..."

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