spervuur

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of sperren +‎ vuur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛr.vyːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sper‧vuur

Noun[edit]

spervuur n (plural spervuren)

  1. (uncountable, military) Crossfire to suppress an enemy.
  2. (countable, military) A barrage of suppressive crossfire.
  3. (countable, figuratively) A barrage of words.