A low wall at the edge of a roof . There is often a lead gutter behind a parapet, and sometimes a walkway. Related Words: Gutter ; Lead
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A raised rim around the edge of a roof. See Castellated Parapet, Battlemented Parapet or Crenellated Parapet.
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Par'a·pet noun [ French, from Italian parapetto , from parare to ward off, guard (L. parare to prepare, provide) + petto the breast, Latin pectus . See Parry , and Pectoral .] 1. (Architect...
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breastwork noun fortification consisting of a low wall
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• (n.) A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like. • (n.) A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy`s fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
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(from the article `military technology`) ...sloping earthen ramparts beyond. A further refinement was the sloping of the glacis, or forward face of the ramparts, in such a manner that it ...
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In architecture a parapet is a low, or breast height wall or fence, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
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A parapet is a wall-like barrier at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, or other structure. Where extending above a roof, it may simply be the portion of an exterior wall that continues above the line of the roof surface, or may be a continuation of a vertical feature beneath the roof such as a f...
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protective wall on outer side of wall walk
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- A wall placed at the edge of a roof to prevent people from falling off.
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The portion of a vertical wall of a building which extends above the roof line at the intersection of the wall and roof.
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Front-facing wall of fortification.
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The wall which projects above the level of the roof.
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