Abatis synonyms

ăb'ə-tē', -tĭs
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Alternative spelling of abatis.
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A rampart or other defensive entrenchment.
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A fortification built around a sieged target by the besiegers.
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The outer slope of a defensive or fortified ditch
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(Military) A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.
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A steep slope or cliff; an escarpment.
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Any temporary fortification, as an earthen barrier, made by troops in the field
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A fortress
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(Military, historical) An outwork in the main ditch of a fortification, in front of the curtain, between two bastions.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Find another word for abatis. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abatis, like: abattis, circumvallation, contravallation, counterscarp, demibastion, escarp, fieldwork, fortalice, tenaille and vallation.