chevaux-de-frise definition

  • noun:
    • Plural of cheval-de-frise.
    • defensive structure comprising a movable obstacle made up of barbed-wire or spikes attached to a wooden framework; accustomed obstruct cavalry
  • others:
    • Pieces of wood traversed with surges of metal, or of wood directed with metal, 5 or 6 foot very long, accustomed guard a passage, stop a breach, form an obstaele into the advance of cavalry, etc.

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