Definitions

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

  • adjective (Fort.) Sweeping; grazing; -- applied to a style of fortification in which the command of the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, in order that the shot may more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.

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  • adjective military, historical Sweeping; grazing; applied to a style of fortification in which the command of the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, so that the shot may more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.

Etymologies

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French, present participle of raser to graze.

Examples

  • Con la parapolitica, el país, la oposición, los medios y hasta la justicia, trazaron una rasante de medición, prejuzgamiento, juzgamiento y condena, que ahora nadie entendería, pudiera ser cambiada.

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  • So heißt sein erstes Soloalbum, dass rasante Riffs, Acoustic-Atmosphäre und künstliche Klangwelten kunstvoll verbindet und so sein Genre ein gutes Stück voranbringt.

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