tenaillon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See tenaille.

Noun[edit]

tenaillon (plural tenaillons)

  1. A work constructed on each side of the ravelins to increase their strength, procure additional ground beyond the ditch, or cover the shoulders of the bastions.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.