Plural of cheval-de-frise.
- plural form of cheval de frise
Variant of cheval-de-frise
- an obstacle, usually a piece of wood with projecting spikes, formerly used to hinder enemy horsemen
- a row of spikes or jagged glass set into the masonry on top of a wall to prevent escape or trespassing
Origin of cheval-de-friseFrench ; from cheval, a horse + de, of + Frise, Friesland: first used by Frisians, who lacked cavalry, against Spaniards