In fortifications, parapets are breastworks, walls, or bulwarks of earth, brick, wood, iron, stone, or other material. The battlement around a flat roof, or the railing of a bridge is also called a parapet.
Related term(s): Fortification; Battlement; Rampart; Crenel; Crenellations; Merlon
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Last modified: 09.03.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 410.