Defilade Definition -


Term Source: JP 3-09 (Joint Fire Support) ?

1.) A vertical distance by which a position is concealed from enemy observation.

2.) Protection from hostile observation and fire provided by an obstacle such as a hill, ridge, or bank.

3.) To shield from enemy fire or observation by using natural or artificial obstacles.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-09: Joint Fire Support, updated June 2010 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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