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che•val-de-frise



Pronunciation: (shu-val'du-frēz'), [key]
n.,
pl. che•vaux-de-frisePronunciation: (shu-vō'du-frēz'). [key]
Usually,chevaux-de-frise.
a portable obstacle, usually a sawhorse, covered with projecting spikes or barbed wire, for military use in closing a passage, breaking in a defensive wall, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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