Meaning of ABATIS in English

ABATIS

[ 'abətɪs ]

(also abattis )

■ noun ( plural same, ~es , or abattises ) historical a defence made of felled trees placed together with the boughs pointing outwards.

Origin

C18: from Fr., lit. 'felled (trees)', from OFr. abatre 'to fell'.

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