Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medieval fortification, an advanced work defending the approach to a fortified place; a barbacan (which see). The term is sometimes applied to an exterior wall of a castle or fortress. See cut on preceding page.
- n. An outwork of a strong, high wall, with turrets, in front gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An outwork of a strong, high wall, with turrets, in front of the gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.
- Latin antemurale. See mural. (Wiktionary)
“Jehovah makes His help serve as walls" (Isa 33: 20, 21, &c.). bulwarks -- the trench with the antemural earthworks exterior to the wall.”
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