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(n.) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.
(n.) The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Defilement'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​d/defilement.html. 1828.