Medieval Glossary

Advanced Ditch

In an excavation beyond the glacis of the enceinte, having its surface on the prolongation of that slope, that an enemy may find no shelter when in the ditch.

Related term(s): Advanced Covered Way; Enceinte
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 08.01.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 12.


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