Definition of cheval-de-frise in English:

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Pronunciation: /SHəˌvaldəˈfrēz/


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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Syllabification: che·val-de-frise

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