trous-de-loup

/ (ˌtruːdəˈluː) /

noun plural trous-de-loup (ˌtruːdəˈluː)

military any of a series of conical-shaped pits with a stake fixed in the centre, formerly used as protection against enemy cavalry

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Word Origin for trous-de-loup

C18: from French, literally: wolf's holes

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Example sentences from the Web for trous-de-loup

  • Beyond the two ditches, were trous-de-loup, or wolf-traps, from twenty to seventy feet apart.

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