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
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 122.