Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An outwork of a strong, high wall, with turrets, in front gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An outwork of a strong, high wall, with turrets, in front of the gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.

from The 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.

Etymologies

Latin antemurale. See mural. (Wiktionary)

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