Definition of Ringwork

1. Noun. A fortified defensive structure, usually circular or oval in shape, essentially a motte-and-bailey castle minus the motte. ¹



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Definition of Ringwork

1. work executed in rings [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ringwork

ringstraked
ringtail
ringtailed
ringtails
ringtaw
ringtaws
ringtone
ringtones
ringtoss
ringtosses
ringway
ringways
ringwise
ringwoodite
ringwoodites
ringwork (current term)
ringworks
ringworm
ringworm bush
ringworm of beard
ringworm of body
ringworm of foot
ringworm of genitocrural region
ringworm of nails
ringworm of scalp
ringworm of the nails
ringworm shrub
ringworm yaws
ringworms

Literary usage of Ringwork

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1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1920)
"Almost any ringwork may have been constructed for a barrow; no ringwork may safely ... As every ringwork possessed for earlier races and earlier generations ..."

2. The Works of Virgil by Virgil, John Dryden, John Carey, Knightly Chetwood (1803)
"Distinguish'd by the straits, on either hand, Now rising cities in long order stand, And fruitful fields: — so much can time invade The mould'ringwork, ..."

3. Russian Art and Art Objects in Russia: A Handbook to the Reproductions of by Alfred Maskell (1884)
"Their excellence lay in the fineness and strength of the interlaced ringwork of which they were composed. ..."

4. Earthwork of England: Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Mediæval by Arthur Hadrian Allcroft (1908)
"... but that it has been artificially improved in places is obvious, and at one spot, about £ mile north of Kirklington Church, an unmistakable ringwork ..."

5. Some Old Love Stories by Thomas Power O'Connor (1895)
"I think that prison good, because there is first the castle itself, then a ringwork all round the mountains, and after that a pretty long passage among the ..."

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