The step of earth within the parapet. It is sufficiently high to enable the defenders, when standing upon it, to fire over the crest of the parapet with ease.
Related term(s): Parapet; Banquette Slope
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 44.