HyperDic: rampart

English > 1 sense of the word rampart:
NOUNartifactrampart, bulwark, wallan embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
English > rampart: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn embankment built around a space for defensive purposes.
Example"they stormed the ramparts of the city"
Synonymsbulwark, wall
InstancesAntonine WallA fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde)
Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of ChinaA fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
Part offortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
NarrowerbaileyThe outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
battlement, crenelation, crenellationA rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps / gaps for firing arrows or guns
earthworkAn earthen rampart
fraisesloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
merlonA solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
BroaderembankmentA long artificial mound of stone or earth
Spanishbaluarte, bastión, muralla, muro
Catalanmuralla, mur

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