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Meaning of defilade

def•i•lade

Pronunciation: (def"u-lād'), [key]
— n., v., -lad•ed, -lad•ing.
—n.
  1. protection or shielding from hostile ground observation and flat projecting fire provided by an artificial or natural obstacle, as a hill.
—v.t.
  1. to shield from enemy fire by using natural or artificial obstacles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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