Etymology
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fusillade (n.)

"simultaneous discharge of firearms," 1801, from French fusillade, from fusiller "to shoot" (18c.), from fusil "musket" (see fusilier). As a verb from 1816.

updated on January 27, 2015

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Definitions of fusillade from WordNet
1
fusillade (v.)
attack with fusillade;
2
fusillade (n.)
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms;
our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise
Synonyms: salvo / volley / burst
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