Definition of cheval-de-frise in English:


Syllabification: che·val-de-frise
Pronunciation: /SHəˈval də ˌfrēz


  • 1A portable obstacle, consisting of a wooden frame covered with spikes or barbed wire, used by the military to close off a passage or block enemy advancement.
  • 2Shards of glass or spikes set into masonry along the top of a wall.

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