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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of retrenchment, as in the body of a bastion, which may be disputed inch by inch after the defenses are dismantled. It usually consists of two faces which make a reentering angle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of retrenchment, as in the body of a bastion, which may be disputed inch by inch after the defenses are dismantled. It usually consists of two faces which make a re├źntering angle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fortification, a kind of retrenchment in the body of a bastion or other work, to which a garrison may retreat to prolong a defense. It usually consists of two faces, which make a re├źntering angle.

Etymologies

French; compare Spanish retirada retreat. See retire. (Wiktionary)

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