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Definitions of parapet

  1. A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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.
  3. A rampart breast high: a breast high wall on a bridge, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A wall or rampart breast-high. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Parapeted. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for parapet

  1. Suddenly the steward, whom she had this time sent to the very scene of the fire, rushed into the tent, and with every token of terror broke to her the news that the king and his charioteer were hanging in mid air on a narrow wooden parapet and that unless some miracle happened they must inevitably be killed. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. As he spoke, he raised his hands and eyes to heaven, and pressing the picture his mother had given him to his lips and bosom, turned from the parapet determining to prepare that night for his departure the next morning. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
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