ALL meanings of abatis

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  • noun abatis a rampart of felled trees bound together placed with their branches outwards 3
  • noun abatis a barbed-wire entanglement before a position 3
  • noun abatis a barricade of felled trees, with branches pointed toward the enemy: now often reinforced with barbed wire 3
  • noun abatis A means of defense formed by felled trees, or sometimes by bent trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy, and more recently fortified with barbed wire. (Mid 19th century.). 1
  • noun plural abatis an obstacle or barricade of trees with bent or sharpened branches directed toward an enemy. 1
  • noun plural abatis a barbed wire entanglement used as an obstacle or barricade against an enemy. 1
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