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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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The ships, landing craft, and troops would be strung out in long lines, facing a potential gauntlet of deadly enfilading fire.
This failure to gain ground exposed the 38th to enfilading fire from the southeast, and greatly increased the resistance of the craters the regiment had to occupy.
Just 22 Scouts rushed the wooden bridge three miles south of town and doused the flames amid enfilading fire from 600 enemy troops.
The attacking force would have to cross an open plain and three ravines, filled with fallen trees; and it would be exposed along the whole way to enfilading fire from artillery on the left and right.