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- noun military An
obstaclemade of woodwith spikes, for use against attacking cavalry.
- noun Protective row of
spikesor broken glassset into the top of a wall and used to prevent intrusion.
- noun archaic, fashion The
jagged edgeof 18th-century women's clothing.
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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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