Medieval Glossary

Angle, Re-entering

An angle whose vertex points inward, or toward the place. A re-entering angle which is not defended by a flanking fire is said to be "dead."

Related term(s): Flank (Fortification); Angle, Flanked; Angle of the Flank; Angle of the Face; Angle of the Tenaille; Angle of the Polygon
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.03.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 22.

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