Definition Of fusillades


a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.

marchers had to dodge a fusillade of missiles

attack (a place) or shoot down (someone) by a series of shots fired at the same time or in quick succession.

They went into hiding in Katlijk, but where betrayed and fusilladed by the German oppressor.

Example Of fusillades

  • a fusillade of accusations

  • A fusillade of cruise missiles had been launched from four US cruisers and a submarine, and a supporting British sub.

  • A deadly fusillade of slaved ACP missiles raced out at the Destroyer's bridge tower.

  • Almost any newly translated French or Italian philosopher becomes fashionable, regardless of whether appropriate or not, and is hailed with a fetishistic fusillade of anachronistic footnotes.

  • Another fusillade of shots clipped nets and thumped into wood.

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