Definition of Parapet

1. Noun. A low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony.

Generic synonyms: Wall



2. Noun. Fortification consisting of a low wall.
Exact synonyms: Breastwork
Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition
Specialized synonyms: Machicolation

Definition of Parapet

1. n. A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.

Definition of Parapet

1. Noun. A low retaining wall. ¹

2. Noun. Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof. ¹

3. Noun. A fortification consisting of a wall. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parapet

1. a protective wall [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parapet

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parapatric
parapatry
parapectin
parapedesis
parapegm
parapegma
parapegmas
parapegmata
parapegms
parapeptone
parapeptones
paraperitoneal
paraperitoneal hernia
parapestis
parapet (current term)
parapetalous
parapeted
parapetless
parapetlike
parapets
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paraph
paraphagma
parapharyngeal space
paraphasia
paraphasias
paraphasic
paraphed
paraphenylenediamine

Literary usage of Parapet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Infantry are assumed to be б feet high, and to protect them, within a reasonable distance of the parapet, from projectiles clearing the crest and tending ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"When the relief of the parapet's crest has been determined, its thickness becomes the next consideration. The dimensions are laid down on the ground, ..."

3. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"Therefore it was usual to build the parapet, not in the plane of the outer ... To support such a projecting parapet, corbels or arches might be employed ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"The ladder-party brought out over the parapet; without waiting for the covering line of skirmishers; and afterwards brought back under the parapet. ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1865)
"The mode of ascertaining the height of parapet necessary in particular cases will be seen from ... Let A be the position at which the parapet is to be made, ..."

6. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"parapet Walls.— Buildings with exterior and division walls of masonry should have parapet walls formed by building the walls above the roof, ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The profiles—the thick parapet with command of 7 ft. or more, the deep ditch, and the inadequate cover behind the parapet—remained as they had been for a ..."

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