tenaille

/ (tɛˈneɪl) /

noun

fortifications a low outwork in the main ditch between two bastions

Nearby words

  1. tenaciously,
  2. tenacity,
  3. tenaculum,
  4. tenaculum forceps,
  5. tenafly,
  6. tenaim,
  7. tenalgia,
  8. tenancy,
  9. tenancy in common,
  10. tenant

Word Origin for tenaille

C16: from French, literally: tongs, from Late Latin tenācula, pl of tenaculum

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