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fusillade

fusillade, noun, verb

FYOO-suh-leyd
or
FYOO-suh-lahd

noun:
1 - a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms
2 - a general discharge or outpouring of anything

verb:
3 - to attack or shoot by a fusillade

Origin French, 1801, from fusiller (to shoot) and fusil (musket)

In the context of military tactics, the term is generally used to refer to a type of organized and concentrated gunfire from a military unit armed with small arms, and initiated by a command from a commanding officer.
Tags: f, french, noun, verb, wordsmith: skittles22088
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