batardeau

Batardeau

Ba`tar*deau"\, n. [F.]

1. A cofferdam. --Brande & C.

2. (Mil.) A wall built across the ditch of a fortification, with a sluice gate to regulate the height of water in the ditch on both sides of the wall.
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