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- n. A fortification built around a sieged target by the besiegers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check sallies of the besieged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fortification, a chain of redoubts and breastworks, either unconnected or united by a parapet, raised by the besiegers about the place invested, to guard against sorties of the garrison.
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