noun, plural che·vaux-de-frise [shuh-voh-duh-freez] /ʃəˈvoʊ dəˈfriz/. Usually chevaux-de-frise.
Origin of cheval-de-frise
Examples from the Web for cheval-de-frise
There is a low wall there, and a cheval-de-frise on the top of it.With Frederick the Great|G. A. Henty
A cheval-de-frise consists of a horizontal piece of timber armed with wooden or iron lances, which project some eight or ten feet.Elements of Military Art and Science|Henry Wager Halleck
These must be sharpened, and as the walls are built, fixed among the stones so as to make a cheval-de-frise.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
He looked again and saw a great htel, surrounded by a high wall, along the top of which, ran a cheval-de-frise.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath