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1. abatis, abattis

a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy

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noun fortifications
a rampart of felled trees bound together placed with their branches outwards
a barbed-wire entanglement before a position

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nounWord forms: plural ˈabatis or ˈabattis (ˈæbətɪs ; abˈətis; ˈæbəˌtiz ; abˈətēzˌ)
a barricade of felled trees, with branches pointed toward the enemy: now often reinforced with barbed wire

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n. pl. ab·a·tis (-tēz) or ab·a·tis·es (-tĭ-sĭz)
A defensive obstacle made by laying felled trees on top of each other with branches, sometimes sharpened, facing the enemy.

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