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Definition of Abatis

Abasement
Abasement
  ABATIS   noun
Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside.
 

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Abdication
Abdication
Regular definition:
ABATIS:
?Šb?t?s n. (also abattis) (pl. same; abatises, abattises) hist. a defence made of felled trees with the boughs pointing outwards. °°abatised adj. [F f. abatre fell: see ABATE]


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