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enfilade. French Baroque alignment of all the doorways in a series or suite of rooms so as to create a vista when the doors were open, as in a palace. Doorways were usually placed near the window-walls. The system avoided corridors, any privacy required being provided by e.g. the hangings around a bed.

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enfilade †suite of apartments, the doors of which are placed opposite to each other; fire sweeping a line of works or troops from one end to the other. XVIII. — F., f. enfiler thread on a string, f. EN-1 + fil FILE2; see -ADE.

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ENFILADE. A fire from small arms or artillery that sweeps a line of men or defensive works from end to end, as opposed to "frontal fire." Rake is the naval equivalent.

SEE ALSO Rake.

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