Definition of Abatis

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Abattis
Generic synonyms: Line Of Defence, Line Of Defense



Definition of Abatis

1. n. A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.

Definition of Abatis

1. Noun. A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy. ¹

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Definition of Abatis

1. a barrier made of felled trees [n ABATISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abatis

abatee
abatees
abatelement
abatelements
abatement
abatement of a nuisance
abatements
abater
abaters
abates
abateth
abathochroal
abathochroally
abatic
abating
abatis (current term)
abatised
abatises
abatjour
abatjours
abaton
abator
abators
abatsons
abattage
abattis
abattised
abattises
abattoir
abattoirlike

Literary usage of Abatis

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"93 shows a well-finished type of abatis. The .. branches are stripped and ... An abatis should be protected from artillery fire, which is sometimes done by ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1893)
"The same continued for nearly 400 feet as a terrace or abatis with a wall outside, the abatis taking the place of the ditch in the previous 300 feet. ..."

3. The Elements of Field Fortifications: For the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1898)
"abatis.—A row of large limbs and branches of trees, with the ends of the branches sharpened, placed with the points towards the enemy, forms the obstacle ..."

4. Manual of Military Training by James Alfred Moss (1914)
"abatis consisting of trees lying parallel to each other with the ... abatis on open ground is most conveniently made of branches about 15 feet long. ..."

5. The Life and Travels of General Grant by Joel Tyler Headley (1879)
"Two gun-boats, the Tyler abatis. and Lexington, accompanied them. The next morning at daylight they cast loose and floated down till almost within range of ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... and about two hundred yards in front of the abatis. It became, ав the depth of water increased, a material impediment iu the way of an assault. ..."

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