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- n. An embankment built to protect the rear of a position from enemy attack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Earthworks behind a fortified place, designed to protect it from attack in the rear.
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