enfilade

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Synonyms for enfilade

gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation

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rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction

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BP1 was not able to mutually support BP2 with direct fire, but BP2 had enfilading fires against TRP4 and TRP1.
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.
Now subjected to enfilading fire, Lee's battalion began sustaining increasing casualties from long-range small arms fire, largely because the blue uniforms of his soldiers so contrasted with the brown of the mud embankment.