counterguard

Counterguard

Coun"ter*guard`\ (koun"t[~e]r*g[aum]rd`), n. (Fort.) A low outwork before a bastion or ravelin, consisting of two lines of rampart parallel to the faces of the bastion, and protecting them from a breaching fire.
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