Its Use is to defend a Passage, slop a Breach, or make a Retrenchment to slop the Cavalry.
'Tis sometimes also mounted on Wheels, with Artificial Fires, to roll down in an Assault.
Errard observes, that the Prince of Orange us'd to inclose his Camp with Chevaux de Frise, laying them over one another.
The Term properly signifies a Friseland Horse ; as having been first invented in that Country.
In a Medal of Licinius, is found a kind of Cheval de Frise, made with Spikes interposed ; serving to express a fortify 'd Camp.