Associations to the word «Abatis»
ABATIS, noun. A means of defense formed by felled trees, or sometimes by bent trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy, and more recently fortified with barbed wire. [Mid 19th century.]
ABATIS, noun. A line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.