Defilade refers to

1. Protection from hostile observation and fire provided by an obstacle such as a hill, ridge, or bank.

2. A vertical distance by which a position is concealed from enemy observation.

3. To shield from enemy fire or observation by using natural or artificial obstacles.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Defilade
- To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
Category: Defense Terms
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