Trous-de-loup

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Trous-de-loup trōō-de-lōō conical pits dug in the ground, each with a vertical stake in the middle—a defence against cavalry.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Military pits= or =trous de loup= are excavations in the shape of an inverted cone or pyramid, with a pointed stake in the bottom.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Beyond the two ditches, were trous-de-loup, or wolf-traps, from twenty to seventy feet apart.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
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