te·​nail·​lon | \ tənäyōⁿ \
plural tenaillons\ -​ōⁿ(z) \

Definition of tenaillon

: 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

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History and Etymology for tenaillon

French, from tenaille

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“Tenaillon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenaillon. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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