Definitions

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  • n. A temporary fort where siege guns are mounted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A temporary fort or parallel where siege guns are mounted.

Etymologies

siege +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I looked in, found only a handful of patients and the situation under control, went on to check the siegework.

    Shadows Linger

  • The western style of warfare was more given to castles and siegework than that of Hammad al Nakir.

    The Fire In His Hands

  • El Nadim had pressed the chase right to the gate and though he did not have the manpower to undertake a proper siege, he had begun siegework.

    The Fire In His Hands

  • He followed his teacher everywhere, watching with those wide, curious eyes, logging every detail of the siegework in an infallible memory.

    The Fire In His Hands

  • Once the body was loaded, she told the Lieutenant, "Begin your preliminary siegework immediately.

    Shadows Linger

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  • An earthwork raised for the protection of a force besieging a castle.

    August 26, 2008