Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fortification, a walk, four or five feet wide, left without the rampart, to receive the earth which maybe washed down and prevent it from falling into the ditch.

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

  • noun (Fort.) A narrow space between the foot of the rampart and the scarp of the ditch, serving to receive the earth that may crumble off or be washed down, and prevent its falling into the ditch.

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

  • noun military, historical A narrow space between the foot of the rampart and the scarp of the ditch, serving to receive the earth that may crumble off or be washed down, and prevent its falling into the ditch.

Etymologies

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French. See relay (noun).

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