cheval de frise definition

  • noun:
    • An obstacle made from wood with surges, to be used against assaulting cavalry.
    • defensive line of spikes or broken cup set to the top of a wall and regularly avoid intrusion.
    • The jagged side of 18th-century ladies' clothing.

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