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enfilade

[′en·fə‚lād]
(ordnance)
To rake with gunfire; to fire down the length of a trench or line of troops.

enfilade

The alignment of a series of doors axially through a sequence of rooms.
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Those might have been rationales for enlisting, but they were not forces powerful enough to boost a terrified boy over enfiladed sandbags at the crack of dawn after eight hours of deafening artillery barrage had not only concussed his own brains but had also alerted the enemy to greet his assault with literally millions of bullets and bombs.
You can sometimes avoid being enfiladed by so placing your trench that no one can get into prolongation of it to fire down it, or you can 'wiggle' it about in many ways, so that it is not straight, or make traverses' across it.
Enfiladed, Del Rik's "dismal lire" plied-- "Rev" Alon saw Mory bladed
The extended narration that follows generates an extraordinary long take as we follow Newland through what the narrator describes as "a vista of enfiladed drawing rooms," that is, rooms laid out as if threaded on a string.
Now it is the intruder who will be enfiladed -- trapped in a free-fire zone, like a hall or staircase, where there is no cover and no concealment to protect him from the guns of the threatened family members if he approaches them and puts them in reasonable and prudent fear for their lives.