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abattisPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abattis":
- Part of the command pierced through the abattis and reached the rifle- pits. - "From Fort Henry to Corinth", Manning Ferguson Force.
- In his front was a river, the passage of which, exceedingly difficult in itself, was rendered much more so by a detachment of troops stationed behind abattis. - "The History of the First West India Regiment", A. B. Ellis.
- The path, too, was here narrowed by an abattis of the same sharp- pointed bamboos, which made it impossible to deploy the whole strength of our column; indeed, our advance guard, consisting of seamen and marines, could only march two abreast, while our two guns, hauled along by the natives, were in the rear. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.