In fortifications the base is the exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary line which connects the salient angle of two adjacent bastions.
Related term(s): Base (Heraldry); Fortification; Polygon; Bastion
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 47.
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