Definition of abatis in English:


Line breaks: aba¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˈabətɪs/

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noun (plural abatises)

A defence made of felled trees placed lengthwise over each other with the boughs pointing outwards.


mid 18th century: from French, literally 'felled (trees)', from Old French abatre 'to fell' (see abate).

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