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crownwork

[kroun-wurk] /ˈkraʊnˌwɜrk/
noun, Fortification
1.
an outwork containing a central bastion with a curtain and demibastions, usually designed to cover some advantageous position.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; crown + work
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crownwork

/ˈkraʊnˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
  1. the manufacture of artificial crowns for teeth
  2. such an artificial crown or crowns
2.
(fortifications) a covering or protective outwork
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