Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small flat bastion, raised in the middle of an overlong curtain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small flat bastion, raised in the middle of an overlong curtain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fortification, a small flat bastion raised in front of an intended fortification, to defend it from attacks by means of small-arms.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ah pis j'ai piké deux mini frites a mon papa * Moineau moineau moineau *

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Retiendrait un chanteur, pinson, merle ou moineau;

    Rêves ambitieux

  • Two seven-letter examples besides sequoia, are moineau and miaoued.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 1

  • Wiesbaden: 1957; Les confessions d’un moineau du siècle.

    Claire Goll.

  • Fiction also earned her some public recognition, including the 1952 South-German Radio Prize for best short story (for Chinesische Wäscherei [Chinese Laundry], shared with Heinrich Böll), and the 1965 Katherine Mansfield Prize for Les Confessions d’un moineau du siècle (Confessions of One of this Century’s Sparrows).

    Claire Goll.

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