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Definition of the noun abattis

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noun - plural: abattises

  1. 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of abattis: abatis
    • more generic terms: line of defence / line of defense = defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack

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Google previewA practical treatise on strengthening and defending outposts ... Second edition (1855)

by Joshua Jebb

A11 ABATTIs is an Obstacle formed by felling a number of Trees, and laying them side by side, with the Branches well pointed and turned towards the Enemy; but in Woods, Copses, or Shrubberies, these forms may be dispensed with, and a ...

Google previewWar, Strategy and the Modern State, 1792–1914 (2016)

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

A fougasse is an improvised morter; an abattis is a field obstacle consisting of the branches of ...

Google preview101 Money Making Methods In the Marijuana Madness Movement of 2016 (2016)

by Jasper Stohner

Abattis is a majority owner in Phytalytics, which got a provisional license to act as a marijuana laboratory in Washington to improve controls around testing of strains for specific diseases and medical conditions. # 77 – Equipment Loans A ...

Google previewSpons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval (1874)

by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon, Francis N. Spon

Abattis is an excellent mode of blocking up a road ; and when the branches are well c. and properly placed, and interwoven one with the other, the disengagement of them is extremely difficult, and to form an opening sufficient for the passage ...

Google previewThe British American Navigator (1847)

A Sailing Directory for the Island and Banks of Newfoundland, the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence, Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy, and the Coasts Thence to the River Penobscot, Etc by John Purdy

Abattis is a landing place, ...

Google previewA mathematical and philosophical dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms, and an account of the several subjects, comprized under the heads mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy both natural and experimental (1795)

by Charles Hutton

The Abattis is a very useful work on most occasions, especially on sudden emergencies, when trees are near at hand ; and has always been practised with considerable success, by the ablest commanders in all ages and nations.

Google previewA Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary Containing... Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Authors (1815)

by Charles Hutton

The Abattis is a very useful work on most occasions, especially on sudden emergencies, when trees are near at hand ; and has always been practised with considerable success, by the ablest commanders in all ages and nations. < ABAUZIT ...

Google previewA Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account ... By Charles Hutton ... Vol. 1. [-2.] (1815)

_ The Abattis is a very useful work on most occasions, especially on sudden emergencies, when trees are near at hand 5 and has always been practised with considerable success, by the ablest commanders in all ages and nations. ABAUZIT ...

Google previewA Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary (1815)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, Comprised Under the Heads Mathemetics, Astronomy, and Philosophy Both Natural and Experimental; with an Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of These Sciences; Also Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Authors, Both Ancient and Modern, who by Their Discoveries Or Improvements Have Contributed to the Advancement of Them by Charles Hutton

The Abattis is a very useful work on most occasions, especially on sudden emergencies, when trees are near at hand ; and has always been practised with considerable success, by the ablest commanders in all ages and nations. ABAUZIT ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Also called sea ormer, sea ear, earshell abalone mushroom Oystermushroom abats FranceOffal, internalorgans and other edible partsof an animal from its extremities abatte FranceA thick,broad, doubleedged knifeusedto flatten meat abattis ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

Abattis are usually placed in front of the ditch in field fortifications, but they may be placed in the diteh against the counterscarp ; in the former case they should be protected from the enemy's fire by a small glacis. In a wooded country an abattis ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Batteries are then constructed; and when ready, the howitzers commence ricochetting with shells, ploughing up the slopes of the parapets, and demolishing the fraises, disarranging and cutting up the abattis, dismounting the artillery, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

Batteries are then constructed; and when ready, the howitzers commence ricochetting with shells, ploughing up the slopes of the parapets, and demolishing the fraises, disarranging and cutting up the abattis, dismounting the artillery, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana (1845)

Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... Comprising the Twofoldadvantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Batteries are then constructed; and when ready, the howitzers commence ricochetting with shells, ploughing up the slopes of the parapets, and demolishing the fraises, disarranging and cutting up the abattis, dismounting the artillery, and ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

abatis, abattis [mil.]. Deience made oi ielled trees. F. abattis, irom abattre, to iell (v.s.). The ending -is, OF. eis, represents L. - aticius, added to verb-stems. abattoir. Slanghter-house. F., irom abattre, to iell.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1855)

Ent - Fra

Abattis. — These are formed of trees cut down, and arranged side by side with ...

Google previewA Hand-book, Or, Concise Dictionary of Terms Used in the Arts and Sciences (1825)

by Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.)

ABAttis. In Fortification, a kind of intrenchment made of felled trees. ABC iss. In Mathematics, each of the segments of a diameter, intercepted between its vertices (or extremities) and an ordinate, is called an abciss. ABDOMEN (abdo, to hide.) ...

Google previewTechnical Dictionary (2013)

Four Languages by Eduard Webber

Abattis (s.); ...

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