Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Entry:   enfilade (n.)

Definition:    A ‘fire’ from artillery or musketry which sweeps a line of works or men from one end to the other.


Other:   Interesting etymology here: Etymology:  < French enfilade , < enfiler to thread on a string, hence to pierce or traverse from end to end, < en- (see en- prefix1) + fil thread..

See: “Uncle Charles, a truly unparalleled slinger of shit, is laying down an enfilade of same...”

SNOOT score:  2

Page:  13

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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