Medieval Glossary

Angle of the Tenaille

The angle made by two lines fichant — the faces of the two bastions extended until they meet in an angle towards the curtain. It is also that which always carries its point toward the outworks. Also called the 'flanking angle.'

Related term(s): Bastion; Curtain; Outworks; Flanking Angle; Angle of the Flank; Angle, Flanked
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 22.


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