Low wall on outer side of main wall.
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- fortification consisting of a low wall
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low wall on outer side of main wall
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A low wall intended to protect a sudden drop, for example on a church or house top.
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top of a Roman fortification consisting of a wallwalk and battlements
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The side of the trench facing the enemy.
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Low wall at the edge of a roof
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A low wall found at the edge of a roof; usually with internal parapet gutters behind. Normally only found in period properties.
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Wall which projects above the roof
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A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
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usually a vertical continuation of the spandrel wall; an upward extension of a spandrel wall above road surface level to protect those on and below the bridge.
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the upstand of a wall above another structure, such as a roof or terrace.
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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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[ 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. (Architecture)
A low wall, especially one serving to pro
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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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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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Low wall on outer side of main wall.
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A low wall on top of and outside the main wall, which protected the wall-walk. Most Parapets had merlons and crenels along the tops to form crenallations which allowed archers to shoot arrows while still being protected behind the castle walls.
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