from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To arrange (fortifications) in such a way as to give protection from enfilading and other fire.
- n. The act or procedure of defilading.
- n. A fortified position offering protection from enfilading and other fire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fortify something as a protection from enfilading fire.
- n. A fortification having such protection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In fortification, to arrange the plan and profile of (a fortification) so as to protect its lines from enfilading fire, and its interior from plunging or reverse fire. Also defile.
- n. That arrangement of a fortification by means of which its interior is concealed from an adversary on a neighboring height.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
de- + (en)filade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)