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Cheval-de-frise

Che`val´-de-frise´
n.1.(Mil.) A piece of timber or an iron barrel traversed with iron-pointed spikes or spears, five or six feet long, used to defend a passage, stop a breach, or impede the advance of cavalry, etc.
Obstructions of chain, boom, and cheval-de-frise.
- W. Irving.
Noun1.cheval-de-frise - defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
chevaux-de-frise, defence, defense, defensive structure
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