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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fortification, a chain of redoubts and breastworks, either unconnected or united by a parapet, raised by the besiegers about the place invested, to guard against sorties of the garrison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fort.) A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check sallies of the besieged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fortification built around a sieged target by the besiegers.


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  • A word perhaps, for the Wordnik listers of armaments and terms of old battle strategies.

    March 22, 2011