Definition of defile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈfaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfaɪl//
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːfaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːfaɪl//
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a narrow way through mountains Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French défilé (noun), défiler (verb), from ‘away from’ + file ‘column, file’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: defile

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