Definition of cheval-de-frise in English:

cheval-de-frise

noun

  • 1A portable obstacle, consisting of a wooden frame covered with spikes or barbed wire, used by the military to close off a passage or block enemy advancement.

  • 2Shards of glass or spikes set into masonry along the top of a wall.

Pronunciation

cheval-de-frise

/SHəˌvaldəˈfrēz/