Definition of abattis:
- "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
The valley was here filled with such an " immensity of abattis" that he did not feel justified in ordering an attempt to cross it, but kept up through the day a desultory fire of skirmishers and sharpshooters over it.- "From Fort Henry to Corinth", Manning Ferguson Force.
- "The Campaign of Chancellorsville", Theodore A. Dodge.