Associations to the word «Abattis»

Wiktionary

ABATTIS, noun. Alternative spelling of abatis

Dictionary definition

ABATTIS, 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.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats