from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of cheval-de-frise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pieces of timber traversed with spikes of iron, or of wood pointed with iron, 5 or 6 feet long, used to defend a passage, stop a breach, form an obstaele to the advance of cavalry, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
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