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  • n. A canvas screen, formerly sometimes extended along the side of a vessel in a naval engagement, to conceal from the enemy the operations on board.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A canvas screen, formerly sometimes extended along the side of a vessel in a naval engagement, to conceal from the enemy the operations on board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any extended or continuous defense of a temporary nature, as a screen, parapet, or the like, used in warfare.
  • n. A canvas screen extended along the side of a vessel when going into action, to prevent the enemy from observing operations on board.

Etymologies

French. See pavise. (Wiktionary)

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