Medieval Glossary


A term used in fortification to signify a work consisting of two or more fronts of fortification, joined by two long branches to the ditch of another work, or a river, a village, etc. It is generally used to defend a bridge or suburb.

Related term(s): Fortification; Ditch; Hornwork; Bastion; Bastion, Demi
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 122.


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