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rampart

ram·part

rampart

 
 
pronunciation:
raem part
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mound of earth raised to serve as a defensive fortification, often topped with a protective wall.
The Romans built ramparts on the borders of the empire.
synonyms:
bulwark, earthwork, embankment
similar words:
barricade, bastion, breastwork, fieldwork, fortification, parapet, wall
definition 2: anything used as a defensive fortification.
synonyms:
bastion, fortification, stronghold
similar words:
barbican, barricade, breastwork, bulwark, citadel, defense, earthwork, fort, fortress, parapet
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ramparted, ramparting, ramparts
definition: to provide with or as if with a defensive fortification.
synonyms:
barricade, bulwark, fortify
similar words:
block, blockade, buttress, mound, obstruct, reinforce