Definition of Tenaille

1. n. An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illust. of Ravelin.



Definition of Tenaille

1. an outer defense [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenaille

tenaces
tenacious
tenaciously
tenaciousness
tenaciousnesses
tenacities
tenacity
tenacle
tenacles
tenacula
tenaculum
tenaculum forceps
tenaculums
tenacy
tenail
tenaille (current term)
tenailles
tenaillon
tenails
tenalgia
tenalgia crepitans
tenancies
tenancies by the entirety
tenancies for life
tenancy
tenancy by the entirety
tenancy for life
tenant
tenant-in-chief
tenant farmer

Literary usage of Tenaille

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"This ditch is advantageous in preventing the defenders of the tenaille from ... If the main ditch contains water, the tenaille serves to cover the boats and ..."

2. Mahan's Permanent Fortifications by Dennis Hart Mahan (1887)
"The tenaille has received various forms from engineers. ... The tenaille is usually revetted with masonry both in front and rear. ..."

3. A Text-book of Military Engineering: For the Use of the Cadets of the United by Junius Brutus Wheeler, United States Military Academy (1884)
"Remarks upon the tenaille — The tenaille is simply a mask for the masonry of the curtain and ... In this example the tenaille is provided with a scarp wall, ..."

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