Definition for chevaux-de-frise (2 of 2)
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 chevaux-de-frise
The drygoods counter, especially when the attendant is of the gentler sex, is a kind of chevaux-de-frise.
Our men could not advance and would not retire, but were trying to pull down the barrier or chevaux-de-frise.
All our men that had fallen in front of the chevaux-de-frise they brought and lay for us to take away.
While the fort was thus menaced, the chevaux-de-frise had again proved inefficient.
Two other rows of chevaux-de-frise, however, remained, with the forts on the bank of the river and the marshy island.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan