Definitions

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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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Examples

  • The redoubts were shelled while I slept and one high explosive landed just behind the parados beside the bomb supply.

    The 5th Seaforth Highlanders in the trenches

  • Violinistas tocavam músicas da série aos automobilistas parados nos semáforos enquanto que dois mafiosos italianos (ao estilo de Sopranos) colavam nos carros "tiros de balas" com a comunicação da nova temporada.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The unseen figure stood up and moved a step, till his back was against the parados.

    Greenmantle

  • He crawled forward, an inch at a time, taking no sort of risk, and presently found himself looking at the parados of

    Greenmantle

  • Á frente, inúmeros carros parados, uma constelção improvisada de luzes de travagem, piscas e luzes de presença.

    Oito da manhã na auto-estrada

  • This is a document called the Parado (ph) Chart, which parados from largest to smallest the occurrence rates. later, you'll see that we actually adjust this based on the number of tires produced to actually get to a parts-per-million kind of defect rate.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Ford Motor Company Holds News Conference on Firestone Tire Recall - August 24, 2000

  • Out of sight, beyond the parados, were heard the first notes of the flute playing in the chorus.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • We stood about on parapets, and walked all over the place, stopping motionless now and again as a star shell went up, and moving on again just in time to hear a bullet or two whizz past behind and go "smack" into a tree in the hedge behind, or "plop" into the mud parados.

    Bullets & Billets

  • The parados was fairly good, though in many places there was none at all.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

  • For shelter the men had small recesses like dog kennels in the parapet or parados; these were usually roofed by a sheet of corrugated iron and were very small, uncomfortable, and infested with rats.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

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