Definition of dragon's teeth in English:

dragon's teeth

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British informal
  • Concrete obstacles pointing upwards from the ground in rows, used against tanks in the Second World War.


sow (or plant) dragon's teeth

Take action that is intended to prevent trouble, but which actually brings it about.


with allusion to the teeth of the dragon killed by Cadmus.

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