fusillade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fusillade, from fusiller (shoot with a firearm), from fusil (rifle, gun)

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Noun[edit]

fusillade (plural fusillades)

  1. the simultaneous firing of a number of firearms
  2. (by extension) a rapid outburst
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw
      But her husband was on his hands and knees groping wildly on the floor in search of the paw. If he could only find it before the thing outside got in. A perfect fusillade of knocks reverberated through the house, and he heard the scraping of a chair as his wife put it down in the passage against the door.

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Verb[edit]

fusillade (third-person singular simple present fusillades, present participle fusillading, simple past and past participle fusilladed)

  1. to fire, or attack with, a fusillade

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Noun[edit]

fusillade f (plural fusillades)

  1. shootout; shooting (of a firearm)
  2. fusillade
  3. (ice hockey) penalty

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