Meaning of DEFILE in English



Pronunciation: di- ' f ī (- ə )l, ' d ē - ˌ f ī (- ə )l

Function: intransitive verb

Inflected Form: de · filed ; de · fil · ing

Etymology: French défiler, from dé- de- + filer to move in a column ― more at FILE

Date: 1705

: to march off in a line

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