In fortification, the curtain is that part of the rampart or wall between two bastions or two gates.
Related term(s): Fortification; Rampart; Bastion; Crosswall; Footings; Pilaster
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Last modified: 09.03.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 124.