Definitions of Coupure

  1. A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. An entrenchment behind a breach in a wall, raised to prolong the defence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. In mil., an intrenchment of any kind formed behind a breach whose object is to enable the besieged to prolong the defence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. koo-p[=u]r', n. an entrenchment made by the besieged behind a breach: a passage cut to facilitate sallies. [Fr.,--couper, to cut.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  5. Cut, Wound (incised.) Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  6. [Fr.] (Mil.) Retrenchment made across the terreplein of a fortification, to prevent the enemy, when in possession of one end of a rampart, from having access along the whole face. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy