Definition of Terreplein

1. Noun. Level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart.

Generic synonyms: Space



Definition of Terreplein

1. n. The top, platform, or horizontal surface, of a rampart, on which the cannon are placed. See Illust. of Casemate.

2. n. An embankment of earth with a broad level top, which is sometimes excavated to form a continuation of an elevated canal across a valley.

Definition of Terreplein

1. Noun. (military) A level space, often at the top of a rampart, and behind a parapet, on which artillery can be mounted ¹

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Definition of Terreplein

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Terreplein

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1. The Elements of Field Fortifications: For the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1882)
"The terreplein may be the natural surface of the ground, it may be above this ... In ordinary field fortifications the terreplein is the natural surface of ..."

2. The Elements of Field Fortifications, for the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1898)
"The terreplein may be the natural surface of the ground, it may be above this ... In ordinary field fortifications the terreplein is the natural surface of ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The demilune redoubt J is for the purpose of sweeping at close range the terreplein of the demilune, and render its de- ; fonce more obstinate by the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"At Chi-Kuan Fort the terreplein of the fort had been covered with entanglements defended by machine guns on the gorge parapets, and the Japanese could make ..."

5. Field Fortifications, Etc.: A Text-book for the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1880)
"The word, terreplein, is used to designate the surface on which the men stand ... In ordinary field fortifications the terreplein is the natural surface of ..."

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