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  • noun Plural form of abatis.


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  • (NOTE: Engineers can augment these with nonstandard obstacles such as tank ditches and abatises.)

    FM 71-1 Chapter 4 Defensive Operations

  • Dismounted infantry squads and engineers lead in maneuver against constructed antitank defenses (such as antitank ditches and abatises), across defended water obstacles, through heavy woods, within built-up areas, and in mountainous terrain.

    FM 71-1 Chapter 3 Offensive Operations


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