cheval de frise
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- (military) An obstacle made of wood with spikes, for use against attacking cavalry.
- Protective row of spikes or broken glass set into the top of a wall and used to prevent intrusion.
- (archaic, fashion) The jagged edge of 18th-century women's clothing.
obstacle made of wood with spikes
protective row along the top of a wall
archaic: jagged edge in clothing