Meaning of ABATIS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-bə-ˌtē, ˈa-bə-təs ]


( plural ab·a·tis ˈa-bə-ˌtēz ; or ab·a·tis·es ˈa-bə-tə-səz)

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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