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Meaning of BREASTWORK

Pronunciation:  'brest`wurk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  fortification consisting of a low wall
 

BREASTWORK is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: parapet
 
 See Also: fortification, machicolation, munition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Breast"work`\ (br[e^]st"w[^u]rk`), n.
1. (Fort.) A defensive work of moderate height, hastily
   thrown up, of earth or other material.

2. (Naut.) A railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abatis, advanced work, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, boom, breakwater, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cofferdam, contravallation, counterscarp, curtain, dam, defense, demibastion, dike, ditch, drawbridge, earthwork, embankment, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, gate, glacis, gravity dam, groin, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, leaping weir, levee, logjam, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, milldam, moat, mole, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, roadblock, rock-fill dam, sally port, scarp, sconce, seawall, shutter dam, stockade, stone wall, tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, weir, wicket dam, work
 

 

 

 

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