Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
  • n. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  • n. Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  • n. An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like.
  • n. An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbor entrance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of entangling, or the state of being entangled; a confused or disordered state; intricacy; perplexity.
  • n. That which entangles; specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach. It is a kind of abatis made by partially severing the trunks of trees, pulling down the tops, and securing them to the ground by means of pickets or crotchets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

Etymologies

entangle +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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