In its construction the principles of defilade have been completely ignored.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Luckily, they soon got under some excellent defilade, but not until they had suffered heavily.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
Dead ground; defiladed from inland batteries; deep water right close to the shore!
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
By cover is meant effective defilade from the enemy's fire.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss