Medieval Glossary


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
Added: 09.05.04
Last modified: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 410.


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