agger

The raised mound or embankment of a Roman road formed by digging out broad ditches on both sides of the road. Thus people travelling on the roads were raised above the surrounding land and so could see any trouble approaching from the sides. Conversely they were also in full view of any wrongdoers. Also used for an assault ramp used in siege warfar…...

Agger

• (n.) An earthwork; a mound; a raised work.
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agger

(aj´er) pl. ag´geres Latin word meaning elevation. agger nasi ridge of nose: an elevation at the anterior free margin of the middle nasal concha. Agger nasi, an elevation anterior to the middle concha on the lateral nasal wall, above the a...
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Agger

(Latin) a rampart; materials or earth amassed to form a tall mound of up to sixty feet; a rampart supposedly constructed by Tarquinius Superbus to protect Rome.
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Agger

[ancient Rome] An agger is an ancient Roman embankment or rampart, or any artificial elevation. It is a Latin word. The agger was an embankment that gave Roman roads the proper draining base. Basically the agger is a ridge that supports the road surface. The agger was constructed by excavating the line of the road, building a firm foundatio...
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Agger

[river] The Agger is a river in Germany, a right tributary of the Sieg in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is 64 km long. Its source is in the Sauerland hills, near Meinerzhagen. It winds through the towns Engelskirchen, Overath and Lohmar. Near Siegburg the Agger flows into the Sieg. ...
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Agger

Ag'ger noun [ Latin , a mound, from aggerere to bear to a place, heap up; ad + gerere to bear.] An earthwork; a mound; a raised work. [ Obsolete] Hearne.
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Agger

A - earth wall. B - assault ramp.
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Agger

A Latin name for the built-up foundations of Roman roads. These sometimes survive as long banks of earth. The agger of the Stanegate can be seen near the Haltwhistle Burn fortlet, Northumberland.
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agger

An eminence, projection, or shallow ridge. ... Origin: L. Mound ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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agger

artificial mound or elevation for military use
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agger

cambered embankment-mound carrying a Roman road
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agger

Type: Term Pronunciation: aj′er, -ēz; ag′er Definitions: 1. An eminence, projection, or shallow ridge.
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