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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abattis, abatis(noun)

    a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abattis(noun)

    a means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy

  2. Origin: [F. abatis, abattis, mass of things beaten or cut down, fr. abattre. See Abate.]

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