plural trous-de-loup
: a pit in the form of an inverted cone or pyramid having a pointed stake in the middle and forming one of a group constructed as an obstacle to the movements of an enemy
usually used in plural

Word History


French, literally, wolf's hole

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“Trou-de-loup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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