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Definitions of parapet

  1. fortification consisting of a low wall Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A wall at the edge of a roof, platform, etc.; a wall to protect troops from the fire of an enemy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A rampart breast high: a breast high wall on a bridge, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A wall or rampart breast-high. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A low wall, as about the edge of a roof or bridge; a breastwork. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Parapeted. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A wall breast-high; a wall or elevation for covering soldiers from an enemy's shot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A wall breast-high; the screen or wall on the edge of a rampart. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. par'a-pet, n. a rampart breast-high, to protect soldiers on a wall from the fire of an enemy: a breast-high wall on a bridge, house-roof, a platform, &c., to prevent persons from falling over.--adj. PAR'APETED, having a parapet. [Fr.,--It. parapetto--It. parare, to adorn--L. par[=a]re, to prepare, It. petto--L. pectus, the breast.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Low wall at edge of balcony, roof, &c., or along sides of bridge &c.; (Mil.) defence of earth or stone to conceal& protect troops. Hence parapeted a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. [Fr.] (Fortif.) Bank of earth covering men and guns behind it ; its interior slope very steep, and the superior or upper one declined gently outwards, to facilitate the operation of firing from behind it. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [Italian] A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth for covering soldiers from an enemy’s attack from the front; a breast-work;—a breast-wall on the edge of a bridge, quay, &c., to prevent people from falling over. Cabinet Dictionary

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