trapholes
Trou-de-loup Trou"-de-loup", n.; pl. {Trous-de-loup}. [F. trou hole + de of + loup wolf.] (Mil.) A pit in the form of an inverted cone or pyramid, constructed as an obstacle to the approach of an enemy, and having a pointed stake in the middle. The pits are called also {trapholes}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trou-de-loup — n.; pl. {Trous de loup}. [F. trou hole + de of + loup wolf.] (Mil.) A pit in the form of an inverted cone or pyramid, constructed as an obstacle to the approach of an enemy, and having a pointed stake in the middle. The pits are called also {tra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trous-de-loup — Trou de loup Trou de loup , n.; pl. {Trous de loup}. [F. trou hole + de of + loup wolf.] (Mil.) A pit in the form of an inverted cone or pyramid, constructed as an obstacle to the approach of an enemy, and having a pointed stake in the middle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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