Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In field fort., the simplest kind of work employed, consisting of two parapets of earth raised so as to form a salient angle, with the apex toward the enemy and unprotected on the rear.
  • noun A downward projection in a wall on uneven ground to render it level.
  • noun Synonyms See fortification.

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

  • noun (Fort.) A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy.
  • noun A step or vertical offset in a wall on uneven ground, to keep the parts level.

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

  • noun A defensive fortification work in the shape of a V.

Etymologies

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From French redan, corruption of redent, from re- + dent ("tooth").

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