chevaux-de-frise chevaux-de-frise

Definition(s):

  1. (n) defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
  2. (n) defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry

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Usage(s):

  1. To this end he has also placed chevaux-de-frise (chains of sunken hulks studded with stakes just beneath the water line) between New Jersey and Fort Washington, just south of the .
  2. I've sipped champagne with them that was and them that was to be; with Belgian royalty and hours French and Alsation refugees; with Red Cross girls o'er chevaux-de-frise in .
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