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Definition of the noun abatis
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noun - plural: abatises
- 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
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Defending Your Castle (2014)
Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes by William Gurstelle
An abatis is a quickly constructed defensive obstacle made from felled trees. The idea is to make a thick, difficult-to-traverse matrix of branches that will slow or prevent both Hun and Tatar horses and Crusader and Macedonian infantry attack .
Alonzo's War (2012)
Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier by Alonzo Bryant Searing, Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy
An abatis is an obstacle formed of the branches of trees laid in a row, with the tops, sometimes sharpened, pointing toward the enemy. 6. A cheval-de-frise is a portable obstacle, like a sawhorse, covered with barbed wire or spikes. The plural ...
Constance Fenimore Woolson (2004)
Selected Stories and Travel Narratives by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Throughout this passage, Woolson refers to architectural terms relating to the fort: a bartizan is a small turret overhanging a roof or tower; a flexus is a winding structure; an abatis is a barricade made of pointed trees or branches; scarp and ...
by Francis M. Wafer, Cheryl A. Wells
Abatis is a defensive feature in which trees are cut, sharpened, and then laid parallel with the sharp end facing the enemy.
Trends and Practices by Vincenzo Morabito
Abatis is a tech spinout company from Royal Holloway University of London that brings a wealth of law enforcement and private security experience to the market. Dataloop is a cloud monitoring application that aids businesses to stay “up and ...
Ohio Volunteer (2005)
The Childhood & Civil War Memoirs of Captain John Calvin Hartzell, OVI by John Calvin Hartzell
An abatis is a defense obstacle formed by felled trees with sharpened branches facing the enemy. The chevaux-de-frise is a defense consisting of timber or iron barrels covered with projecting spikes and often strung with barbed wire. 37.
Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1810)
by John Wilkes
The abatis is a very trsesul work on most occasions, especiallyon sudden emergencies, when trees are near at hand ; and ...
A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow
Abatis. ABSTERIDAM PERCUSSION-FUSE. 8 ACADEMIC BOARD. | This pressure is much. ABACA.—The fibre of a species of plantain or banana, Musa Troglodytarum, a native of the Philippine Isles, where it is extensively cultivated.
An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization by Cathal J. Nolan
abatis. A field obstacle made from a felled tree laid lengthwise, with sharpened branches facing the enemy. Iron spikes were sometimes used as well. During siege operations abatis protected miners and sappers, as well as musketeers and ...
by Terry M. Mays
Wayne planned to employ two special groups of troops with axes to cut through the abatis around the fort, which would then be assaulted by two small squads of men chosen to quickly enter and engage the enemy in hand-to-hand combat.
by Walter Edgar
The British constructed the formidable stockaded post on top of an ancient Indian mound, surrounding it with three rows of sharpened tree trunks and branches called abatis. On April 15, 1781, the Americans under the command of Francis ...
by Ambrose Bierce
“The front of the enemy's earthworks was protected by an intricate abatis of ...
A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language
ABATIS A& is a vowel, and the first letter of , the alphabet. It has four distinct sounds ; the long or Blender, as in place ; the short, as in cat ; the open, or Italian, as in father; and the broad sound, as in wall. The long or slender is the true Knglish ...
All about hard words: a dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading, writing and speaking the English language (1874)
Abatis, ab-atis (French, abatis). A species of entrenchment, affording an excellent and ready addition to the ...
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- The Abatis of Fort Ticonderoga
A wall of sharpened logs - abatis - at the edge of Fort Ticonderoga in New York.
Mount Defiance is in the background. In 1777, the British under John Burgoyne hauled a number of heavy cannon to the top of that hill, making the Colonist position at Fort Ticonderoga untenable.
Fort Ticonderoga, New York
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Scrabble value of A1B3A1T1I1S1
The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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