Third person singular simple present of to defile.(verb)
Plural form of defile.(noun)
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Use "defiles" in a sentence
"They also expect poisoned wells, hay carts crammed with bloodthirsty partisans, ambushes in defiles – which is why they have scouts – and pit traps and caltrops lacing fields which look suitable for a cavalry charge."
"A six-pronged Nationalist attack is launched, with separate defiles from the Pyrenees to the Ebro."
"Also, so as to escape the danger of gusts and eddies of winds among the mountain defiles and if moreover the machine should be overturned you will have plenty of time to turn it back again."