Ca*mou"flet (?), n. [F.] Mil.
A small mine, sometimes formed in the wall or side of an enemy's gallery, to blow in the earth and cut off the retreat of the miners.
© Webster 1913.
Editor's note. This appears even in corrected versions of Webster 1913 as Camonflet, but other sources make it fairly certain this is still a misreading for Camouflet. - Gr.