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Noun: cheval-de-frise (chevaux-de-frise)  shu'val-du'freez
  1. Defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
    - chevaux-de-frise

Derived forms: chevaux-de-frise

Type of: defence [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], defensive structure

Encyclopedia: Cheval-de-frise