trou-de-loup

noun

ˌtrüdəˈlü
plural trous-de-loup
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: 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

Etymology

French, literally, wolf's hole

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“Trou-de-loup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trou-de-loup. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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