abattises


abattises
n. abatis, barricade made of felled trees placed one on top of the other with their branches pointing out toward the enemy

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • abatis — [ abətɪs] (also abattis) noun (plural same, abatises, or abattises) historical a defence made of felled trees placed together with the boughs pointing outwards. Origin C18: from Fr., lit. felled (trees) , from OFr. abatre to fell …   English new terms dictionary

  • abatis — n. (also abattis) (pl. same; abatises, abattises) hist. a defence made of felled trees with the boughs pointing outwards. Derivatives: abatised adj. Etymology: F f. abatre fell: see ABATE …   Useful english dictionary


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