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Meaning of RAVELIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rave"lin\, n. [F.; cf. Sp. rebellin, It. revellino,
rivellino; perhaps fr. L. re- again + vallum wall.] (Fort.)
A detached work with two embankments with make a salient
angle. It is raised before the curtain on the counterscarp of
the place. Formerly called demilune and half-moon.

 

 

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