Trous-de-loup

A conical pit with a pointed stake fixed vertically at the bottom center; most often used in group formation, in rows, as a defensive obstacle in medieval military fortifications.

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31924
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265579. The J. Paul Getty Trust.