barrage[ buh-rahzh; especially British bar-ahzh for 1, 2, 4, 5; bahr-ij for 3 ]SEE DEFINITION OF barrage
Synonyms for barrage
- curtain of fire
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARRAGE
It was on the brink of the Barrage itself that I spoke to Bailey.
But we did not for a long time leave the influence of the Barrage.
I could fancy him grinning behind the sheen of his barrage at my question.
And all around him the anti-aircraft guns were placing a barrage of death.
Our barrage had lifted, but we saw no sign of advancing infantry.
A project is on foot at present for a work of this nature, a barrage on the Nazas.
As long as he could hold his barrage on them, they would not damage him.
Halsey killed our barrage to let the outside connections get through to us.
Over us, the barrage curtain was dissipating, sight and sound coming in to us.
A barrage was also put down on the front of the Battalion on our left.
1859, "action of barring; man-made barrier in a stream," from French barrer "to stop," from barre "bar," from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage "barrier fire" intended to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Related: Barraged; barraging.