tenaillon

noun

te·​nail·​lon
tənäyōⁿ
plural tenaillons
-ōⁿ(z)
: a work constructed on each side of a ravelin to increase its strength, procure additional ground beyond the ditch, or cover the shoulders of the bastions

Word History

Etymology

French, from tenaille

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“Tenaillon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenaillon. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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