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abatis

Definition/Scope: A vehicular obstacle constructed by felling trees (leaving a 1- to 2-meter stump above the ground on both sides of a road, trail, gap, or defile) so that they fall, interlocked , toward the expected direction of enemy approach.



Broader Terms:

demolition obstacles


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