Definition of Tenailles
1. tenaille [n] - See also: tenaille
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenailles
Literary usage of Tenailles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Military Dictionary: Or, Explaination of the Several Systems of Discipline by William Duane (1810)
"The word wing is sometimes us«! to denote the large sides or horn- works, crown-works, tenailles, and other out-works, &c. work, because they resist cannon, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"45 a Lino of Irregular tenailles, whilst £g. 52 represents a normal line of ... 53, an arrangement of tenailles, with irregular sides, by which a Redan, ..."
3. A Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and by John Muller (1799)
"The ufe in general cf tenailles, is to defend the bottom of the ditch by a grazing D fire, . ... tenailles ..."
4. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"Pincers, s. tenailles, f. pL Pinch, s. pincée, f. — of snuff, prise de tabac, f. —, va. pince»', presser, serrer ..."