fusillade fusillade


fusillade

fusillade

noun

  1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
  2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.

verb (used with object), fu·sil·lad·ed, fu·sil·lad·ing.

  1. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.

noun

  1. a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
  2. a sudden outburst, as of criticism

verb

  1. (tr) to attack with a fusillade
n.

“simultaneous discharge of firearms,” 1801, from French fusillade, from fusiller “to shoot,” from fusil “musket” (see fusilier). As a verb from 1816.

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