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abatisPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abatis":
- The enemy's works ought to be very near; neither spoke to the other; abatis without intrenchments was not to be thought of. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
- I neglected to say that the French, having come to the abatis, waited in line while the pioneers used their axes to clear it away. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
- Nevertheless, the old hunter, before returning to the abatis, wished to have his mind set quite at rest. - "The Invasion of France in 1814", Ã‰mile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian.