The attack came under artillery and enfilade rifle fire and the enemy lost heavily.
It assists in protecting from enfilade, and affords a plunging fire.
enfilade Fire, fire directed down the length of a trench or a line of troops from a point at right angles to their front.
If successful, it was to enfilade the Wylie kopjes from that position.
From the position they had won the Sikhs could enfilade the main wall itself.
Half front your line that way so as not to let them enfilade you.
Many of these spurs jut out in such a way that if fortified they could enfilade up and downstream.
From Caribou Ridge the Turks could enfilade parts of our firing-line.
The left section was about eighty yards away from the enemy and subject to constant bombing and enfilade fire.
A machine gun of the Canterbury Regiment was posted to enfilade them.
1706, from French enfilade, from Old French enfiler (13c.) "to thread (a needle) on a string, pierce from end to end," from en- "put on" (see en- (1)) + fil "thread" (see file (v.)).
Used of rows of apartments and lines of trees before modern military sense came to predominate. As a verb from 1706. Related: Enfiladed; enfilading.