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Meaning of CHEVAL-DE-FRISE

Pronunciation:  shu'valdu'freez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
 

CHEVAL-DE-FRISE is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chevaux-de-frise
 
 See Also: defence, defense, defensive structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Che*val"-de-frise"\, n.; commonly used in the
pl. {Chevaux-de-frise}. [F.; cheval horse + Frise Friesland,
where it was first used.] (Mil.)
A piece of timber or an iron barrel traversed with
iron-pointed spikes or spears, five or six feet long, used to
defend a passage, stop a breach, or impede the advance of
cavalry, etc.

      Obstructions of chain, boom, and cheval-de-frise. --W.
                                               Irving.

 

 

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