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fu·sil·lade / ˈfyoōsəˌläd; -ˌlād/ • n. a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession: marchers had to dodge a fusillade of missiles | fig. a fusillade of accusations. • v. [tr.] archaic attack (a place) or shoot down (someone) by a series of shots fired at the same time or in quick succession.

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Fusillade

Fusillade

simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Examples: fusillade of bullets; of personalities, 1884; of swearing, 1881; of terror, 1863.

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