verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈdefiˌladed or ˈdefiˌlading
2. the act of defilading
3. the protection afforded by defilading
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Word origin of 'defilade'
< Fr défilade
, a filing off, succession < défiler
: see defile2