Webster 1913 Edition
(ăb′ȧ-tĭs; French ȧˊbȧˊtē′)
abattis, mass of things beaten or cut down, fr.
A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.
Webster 1828 Edition
- IPA(key): /a.ba.ti/
abattis m (plural abattis)
- (Canada) An area that has been cleared of trees, but not yet of their stumps.
- (cooking, plural only) giblets
- (military) abatis
- (dated, slang, plural only) limbs