trou-de-loup

noun
\ˌtrüdəˈlü\
plural trous-de-loup\" \

Definition of trou-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

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French, literally, wolf's hole

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