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  • noun Plural form of redan.

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Examples

  • Buildings which have since been pulled down then formed redans and angles.

    Les Miserables

  • A mile further south, between the forked rivulets, three small hills had similarly been crowned with flèches, arrow-shaped redans open on the eastern side.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • A mile further south, between the forked rivulets, three small hills had similarly been crowned with flèches, arrow-shaped redans open on the eastern side.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • These miniature pavements simulated upon the marble table the subjugation of the most complicated of barricades, with all sorts of bastions, redans, and counterscarps.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The enemy's line consisted of redans occupying commanding positions, with rifle-pits connecting them.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • By nine o'clock at night he was in possession of five of these redans and, of course, of the connecting lines of rifle-pits.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • To the east side of Petersburg, from the Appomattox back, there were thirteen of these redans extending a distance of several miles, probably three.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • From Mellichamp's to Royall's there was a second line of defense consisting of detached redoubts, each behind an interval in redans of the first line.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • As to the redans and redoubts of the rest of the defenses, they had no guns mounted or platforms laid.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • Town Creek, redans without connecting breastworks were placed on the northern bank, and constituted the defense at a point three-quarters of a mile from the river, the line turning at right angles again became parallel to the river, and again consisted of redans with connecting breastworks, till at Lawton's house, on

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

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