fusillade

[fyoo-suh-leyd, -lahd, -zuh-]
noun
1.
a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2.
a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.
verb (used with object), fusilladed, fusillading.
3.
to attack or shoot by a fusillade.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French, equivalent to fusill(er) to shoot (see fusil1) + -ade -ade1

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fusillade (ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd, -ˈlɑːd)
 
n
1.  a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
2.  a sudden outburst, as of criticism
 
vb
3.  (tr) to attack with a fusillade
 
[C19: from French, from fusiller to shoot; see fusil1]

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fusillade
"simultaneous discharge of firearms," 1801, from Fr. fusillade, from fusiller "to shoot," from fusil "musket" (see fusilier).
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Example sentences
It's only the latest fusillade in the on-going war between the sports leagues.
Innkeepers think the bans themselves are illegal, and have fired a fusillade of legal challenges.
With the data fusillade focused on a single port, the engineers could study it,
  even if they couldn't stop it.
In a fusillade of nails and other bits of metal two victims were killed and
  fifty-six wounded.
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