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- n. An outwork in the main ditch of a fortification, in front of the curtain, between two bastions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illust. of ravelin.
French, a pair of pincers or tongs, a tenaille, from Latin tenaculum. See tenaculum. (Wiktionary)