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Abatis

Abatis Meaning & Definition
Abatis Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abatis?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abatis: abattis

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abatis: advanced work | balistraria | bank | banquette | barbed-wire entanglement | barbican | barricade | barrier | bartizan | bastion | battlement | breastwork | bulwark | casemate | cheval-de-frise | circumvallation | contravallation | counterscarp | curtain | demibastion | dike | drawbridge | earthwork | enclosure | entanglement | escarp | escarpment | fence | fieldwork | fortalice | fortification | glacis | loophole | lunette | machicolation | mantelet | merlon | mound | outwork | palisade | parados | parapet | portcullis | postern gate | rampart | ravelin | redan | redoubt | sally port | scarp | sconce | stockade | tenaille | vallation | vallum | work

See Also | line of defence | line of defense

Abatis In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"a*tis\, Abattis \Aba"t*tis\, ([a^]b"[.a]*t[i^]s; French [.a]`b[.a]`t[=e]") n. [F. abatis, abattis, mass of things beaten or cut down, fr. abattre. See {Abate}.] (Fort.) A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.

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