An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the level of liquid because the barrages of the Nile
- address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
- the fast and constant delivery of linguistic communication (talked or written)
- the hefty fire of artillery to saturate a location as opposed to strike a particular target
- An artificial bar or obstruction put into a river or liquid program to boost the level of liquid; because, the barrages of this Nile.
1859, "action of barring; man-made buffer in a stream," from French barrer "to avoid," from barre "bar," from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French expression tir de barrage "barrier fire" meant to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Associated: Barraged; barraging.
See "Jump-off". (recreation: Show leaping)
- A fence-off between competitors who have tied in bout victories. (sport: Fencing)
(letter.) An artificial bar or obstruction put into a river or liquid program to increase the depth of liquid; as, the barrages associated with the Nile.
As originally designed, the flooring of the barrage from up-stream to downstream face was 111.50 ft.