Etymology: From French, barrage.
- an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
- a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them
- a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
- (context, by extension) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
- (fencing) A "next hit wins" fight-off to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.
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