Definition of Redan

1. n. A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy.



Definition of Redan

1. Noun. A defensive fortification work in the shape of a V. ¹

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Definition of Redan

1. a type of fortification [n -S] - See also: fortification

Lexicographical Neighbors of Redan

redacted
redacting
redaction
redactional
redactions
redactor
redactorial
redactors
redacts
redaguerreotype
redaguerreotyping
redamage
redamaged
redamages
redamaging
redan (current term)
redans
redargue
redargued
redargues
redarguing
redargution
redargutions
redargutory
redate
redated
redates
redating
redback
redback vole

Literary usage of Redan

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

1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"Objection to plans involving attacks on the Great redan; more especially if the ... should consent to go on as before with his measures against the redan, ..."

2. The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol by Edward Bruce Hamley (1855)
"From the Quarries, zigzags led to a trench sixty or seventy yards in advance, where riflemen incessantly exchanged shots with the garrison of the redan, ..."

3. The War by William Howard Russell (1856)
"The officer was Captain Buckley, Scotch Fusilier Guards, who was shot while- posting his sentries in front of the redan. CHAPTER XVI. ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"... ward their batteries against the redan aud its IV —^—> neighbours; but then also—resorting to means such oO as those we before saw him use—the unwearied ..."

5. The Elements of Field Fortifications, for the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1898)
"redan line. — A series of redans, placed at intervals and connected by straight lines of parapet, (Pig. 11) or by lines with very slight re-entrants, ..."

6. History of the Corps of Royal Engineers by Whitworth Porter, Charles Moore Watson (1889)
"... Blancs—Unsuccessful Assault on the redan and Malakoff — Lieutenant Donnelly and the Cemetery—Death of Lord Raglan-—The September Bombardment and General ..."

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