• (British) IPA: /ˈbæɹɑːʒ/
  • (America) IPA: /bəˈɹɑːʒ/

barrage (plural barrages)

  1. An artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow.
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  2. (military) A heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them.
    • 2014, Edward G. Lengel, A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 9781118836392), page gbooks l6A6AwAAQBAJ:
      The 75s of V Corps fired a standard rolling barrage, while the larger 155 mm and 8-inch pieces fired standing barrages 500 meters beyond the barrage line. For the rolling barrage, one battery in each battalion fired low, bursting shrapnel instead of the standard high explosive.
  3. A concentrated discharge of projectile weapons.
  4. (by extension) An overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism.
  5. (fencing) A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.
  6. Type of firework containing a mixture of firework types in one single-ignition package.
Translations Translations
  • German: Sperrfeuer
  • Russian: загради́тельный ого́нь
  • Russian: огнево́й вал
  • Russian: пото́к
  • Russian: барра́ж

barrage (barrages, present participle barraging; past and past participle barraged)

  1. (transitive) To direct a barrage at.
    Synonyms: bombard

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