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parapet

par·a·pet

parapet

 
pronunciation:
pae r piht [or] pae r pet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a low protective wall or railing at the edge of a high platform, bridge, balcony, or the like.
similar words:
barricade, fence, railing, wall
definition 2: a wall of earth or stone made to protect soldiers from enemy fire.
synonyms:
bulwark, earthwork, wall
similar words:
bank, barricade, battlement, breastwork, embankment, rampart, redoubt
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derivation: parapeted (adj.)
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