abatis

DEFINITIONS OF: abatis

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n a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy

Synonyms:
abattis
Type of:
line of defence, line of defense
defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack

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