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Fougade

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fougade (Mil) A small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles. It is made in a position likely to be occupied by the enemy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fougade Milit., a little mine in the form of a well, 8 or 10 feet wide and 10 or 12 deep, charged with sacks of powder, or powder and shells, and covered with stones or earth. Sometimes a fougade is dug outside the works of a fortification or post as a defense, and sometimes beneath to destroy them by explosion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fougade foo-gäd′ (mil.) a small mine from six to twelve feet under ground, charged either with powder or loaded shells, and sometimes loaded with stones
    • Fougade Also Fougasse′
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