Definitions

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  • n. A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given, incorrectly, to a ditch with earthworks on either side, which follows the line of Hadrian's wall in northern England. See the extract.
  • n. A rampart; a palisaded rampart; a line of intrenchment; specifically, the rampart with which the Romans inclosed their camps.
  • n. In anatomy, the supercilium or eyebrow.

Etymologies

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Latin. See wall.

Examples

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  • The legions who civilized Gaul

    At Scotland were forced to a stall.

    'Twas best to corral 'em

    Beyond a strong vallum,

    So Hadrian built him a wall.

    March 21, 2017