1. the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
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How To Use defilade In A Sentence

  • The tanks and infantry should not go together because the tanks will be slowed down and the artillery fire that will fall on the tanks would cause casualties, and the infantry may be able to approach the objective from a direction unsuitable for tanks to take advantage of defilade. 37 Steel Victory
  • From our defiladed position Staff Sergeant Skiba's tank fired on several machine-gun nests from which fire was visible, then picked up a log emplacement located at extreme top of hill on our right and fired several rounds of 75mm. Steel Victory
  • I've been setting up enfilade fire from defilade positions, with aspects of grazing/plunging speculative fire suppression all morning. Warning! Time Waster Ahead!
  • Swagger started to rotate right, to get around the bumpers of both cars, flank the shooter, and take him down from the low defilade, even as he knew that if the guy was no idiot, he too would now be on the move, rotating also to the right. A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set
  • After returning to a defiladed position, he skillfully rescued and evacuated a wounded officer.
  • In backing out of defiladed position the tank threw a track. Steel Victory
  • This road, which followed the course of the Reno River and was partially defiladed from the west over much of the distance, was the more protected of the two.
  • So there you sit twiddling your thumbs, with hull defiladed. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
  • It shares the disadvantage of most Soviet tanks in having limited ability to depress the main gun, thus not being capable of firing effectively from defilade and being forced to expose itself to engage targets.
  • During a later assault, six enemy soldiers gained a defiladed spot and began to throw grenades into the perimeter making it untenable.
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