Rampart

Definition of Rampart

Ram´part   Pronunciation: răm´pärt
n.1.
1.That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.
2.(Fort.) A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.
v. t.1.To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.
[imp. & p. p. Ramparted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ramparting.]
Those grassy hills, those glittering dells,
Proudly ramparted with rocks.
- Coleridge.
Rampart gun
(Fort.) a cannon or large gun for use on a rampart and not as a fieldpiece.

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