Boyaus
Boyau Boy"au, n.; pl. {Boyaux} or {Boyaus}. [F. boyau gut, a long and narrow place, and (of trenches) a branch. See {Bowel}.] (Fort.) A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Boyau — Boy au, n.; pl. {Boyaux} or {Boyaus}. [F. boyau gut, a long and narrow place, and (of trenches) a branch. See {Bowel}.] (Fort.) A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boyaux — Boyau Boy au, n.; pl. {Boyaux} or {Boyaus}. [F. boyau gut, a long and narrow place, and (of trenches) a branch. See {Bowel}.] (Fort.) A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boyau — noun a) In military fortification, a trench or ditch covered with a parapet that provides communication between two trenches, particularly the rear and front lines. Boyaus were typically constructed in a zigzag pattern to prevent exposure to… …   Wiktionary

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