Vanfoss

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vanfoss văn"fŏs` (Fort) A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vanfoss In fortification, a ditch on the outside of the counterscarp.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. avant-fossé,; avant, before + fossé, ditch. Cf. Fosse