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offensācŭlum , i, n. offenso,
I.a striking against, a tripping, stumbling (postclass.).
I. Lit.: “crebris offensaculis contusa crura,App. M. 9, p. 221, 3.—
II. Transf., the object against which one stumbles, a stumbling-block: “lapis ecce nostro fixus offensaculo est,Prud. Apoth. 45; so, “adversarius nostris offensacula pedibus latenter opponit,Lact. Opt. D. 1.
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