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Meaning of PARADOS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*dos\, n.; pl. {Paradoses}. [F., fr. parer to
defend + dos back, L. dorsum.] (Fort.)
An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification
to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a
traverse. --Farrow.

 

 

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