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[n] line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) toward the enemy


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\Ab"a*tis\, Abattis \Aba"t*tis\, ([a^]b"[.a]*t[i^]s; French [.a]`b[.a]`t[=e]") n. [F. abatis, abattis, mass of things beaten or cut down, fr. abattre. See {Abate}.] (Fort.) A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.

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