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Meaning of enfilade

en•fi•lade

Pronunciation: (en'fu-lād", -läd", en"fu-lād', -läd'), [key]
— n., v., -lad•ed, -lad•ing.
—n.
    1. a position of works, troops, etc., making them subject to a sweeping fire from along the length of a line of troops, a trench, a battery, etc.
    2. the fire thus directed.
    1. an axial arrangement of doorways connecting a suite of rooms with a vista down the whole length of the suite.
    2. an axial arrangement of mirrors on opposite sides of a room so as to give an effect of an infinitely long vista.
—v.t.
  1. to attack with an enfilade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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