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Cheval-de-frise   Listen
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Cheval-de-frise  n.  (pl. chevaux-de-frise)  (commonly used in the plural) (Mil.) A piece of timber or an iron barrel traversed with iron-pointed spikes or spears, five or six feet long, used to defend a passage, stop a breach, or impede the advance of cavalry, etc. "Obstructions of chain, boom, and cheval-de-frise."






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