A name applied to the many-angled forms in which the outer walls of all fortified places are built.
Related term(s): Fortification; Angle of the Polygon; Base; Angle of the Centre; Bastion, Deformed; Bastion, Composed
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 441.