abatis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ab'u-tē", -tis, u-bat'ē, u-bat'is), [key]
— pl. ab•a•tis ab•a•tis•es
  1. an obstacle or barricade of trees with bent or sharpened branches directed toward an enemy.
  2. a barbed wire entanglement used as an obstacle or barricade against an enemy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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