chevaux-de-frise

chevaux-de-frise
noun
defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑cheval-de-frise
Hypernyms: ↑defensive structure, ↑defense, ↑defence

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noun

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/sheuh voh"deuh freez"/, n.

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