Meaning of ABATIS in English



Pronunciation: ' a-b ə - ˌ t ē , ' a-b ə -t ə s

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural ab · a · tis \ ' a-b ə - ˌ t ē z \ or ab · a · tis · es \ ' a-b ə -t ə -s ə z \

Etymology: French, from abattre to strike down, slaughter, from Old French abatre

Date: 1766

: a defensive obstacle formed by felled trees with sharpened branches facing the enemy

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