1. Fortification. a defense consisting of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.
  2. a ruff worn around the neck in the 16th century.
  3. a woman’s embroidered scarf worn with ends crossed on the chest and pinned with a brooch or the like, popular in the early 19th century.
  4. Horology. a cutting tool for correcting inaccuracies in the teeth of a timepiece wheel.

noun, plural fraises [frez] /frɛz/. French.

  1. strawberry.
  2. crème de fraise.
  3. a brandy distilled from strawberries.


  1. a neck ruff worn during the 16th century
  2. a sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
    1. a tool for enlarging a drill hole
    2. a tool for cutting teeth on watch wheels

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