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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1) Balcony barrier 2) Balcony railing 3) Balcony's edge 4) Breastwork 5) Bridge barrier 6) Bridge safety feature 7) Castle feature 8) Castle protector 9) Castle wall 10) Defensive wall 11) Low barrier 12) Low wall
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