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cheval de frise

Definitions

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  • noun military An obstacle made of wood with spikes, for use against attacking cavalry.
  • noun Protective row of spikes or broken glass set into the top of a wall and used to prevent intrusion.
  • noun archaic, fashion The jagged edge of 18th-century women's clothing.

Etymologies

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From French, literally "Frisian horse", so named because it was employed by the Dutch (who lacked cavalry) against the Spanish cavalry in their war for independence.

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