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trou-de-loup



Pronunciation: (trOOd"l-OO'), [key]
n.,
pl. trous-de-loupPronunciation: (trOOd"l-OO'). [key]
Mil.
a conical or pyramidal pit with a pointed stake fixed vertically in the center, rows of which are dug in front of a fortification to hinder an enemy's approach, formerly used chiefly against cavalry.

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