Abri



a shelter, especially a dugout.
Archaeology. a rock shelter formed by the overhang of a cliff and often containing prehistoric occupation deposits.
Historical Examples

abri la boca para decir algo en consonancia con tan maravilloso pensamiento; pero slo exhal un suspiro.
Doa Perfecta Benito Prez Galds

The charcoal calcined by this abri, has been found to be of superior quality.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

It may be suggested that the mysterious bourjo was an abri of pere Jo or Jupiter.
Archaic England Harold Bayley

In this abri you are safe from splinters and shrapnel but a direct hit would wipe us out.
“And they thought we wouldn’t fight” Floyd Gibbons

An abri is a cave or dug-out in the side of the mountain offering protection against the German shells.
Friends of France Various

Outside of this, again, may be an abri or shelter of overhanging rock.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

The poste itself is an abri, a bomb-proof dug-out in the ground.
Friends of France Various

In one abri that night, a shelter in a great station, nearly a hundred died.
Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling

One of the most economical ovens for making wood charcoal is that invented by M. Foucauld, which he calls a shroud, or abri.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

noun
a shelter or place of refuge, esp in wartime

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