Medieval Glossary


In fortification, a tenaille is a low work, constructed in the main ditch, upon the lines of defense, between the bastions, before the curtain, composed two faces, and sometimes of two flanks and a small curtain.

Related term(s): Fortification; Bastion; Curtain; Face (Fortification); Flank (Fortification); Ravelin
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 10.01.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 577.


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