Definition of Antonine Wall

1. Noun. A fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain.

Generic synonyms: Bulwark, Rampart, Wall
Group relationships: Scotland

Definition of Antonine Wall

1. Proper noun. A fortification of stone and turf built by the Roman Empire across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland. ¹

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Anton Piller order
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Anton Rubenstein
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Anton van Leuwenhoek
Antoni type A neurilemoma
Antoni type B neurilemoma
Antoniadi scale
Antonin Dvorak
Antonine Wall (current term)
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Antonio Gaudi
Antonio Gaudi i Cornet
Antonio Ghislieri
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Antonio Stradivari
Antonio Vivaldi
Antonius Pius
Antonius Stradivarius

Literary usage of Antonine Wall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Glasgow Archaeological Society, British Pomological Society (1903)
"... construction work, leaving out the purely regimental pay of the soldier which always goes on, the sum of ,£316800—say £317000—price of Antonine Wall. 3. ..."

2. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"rulers (AD 138-180) ; reign of first peaceful, of second victorious. Antonine, Wall of. From Firth of Clyde to Firth of Forth ; built about AD 140. ..."

3. The Roman Wall: A Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive Account of the by John Collingwood Bruce (1851)
"A small grave-stone, which was discovered in Falkirk church-yard, in the immediate neighbourhood of the Antonine Wall, about the year 1815, confirms the ..."

4. Hand-book to the Roman Wall: A Guide to Tourists Traversing the Barrier of by John Collingwood Bruce, Robert Blair (1895)
"In the Antonine Wall the fosses are V-shaped, but, as proved by the cuttings at ... In this respect they differ from the Antonine Wall, which is truly ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Scotland by Martin Li (2005)
"The Antonine Wall represented the northernmost frontier of their empire and ran across the Forth-Clyde Valley from Bo'ness in the east to Old Kilpatrick in ..."

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