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- n. The outer slope of a defensive or fortified ditch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and glacis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fortification, the exterior talus or slope of the ditch, or the talus that supports the earth of the covered way.
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