crown work


noun Fortification.
an outwork containing a central bastion with a curtain and demibastions, usually designed to cover some advantageous position.

1670–80; crown + work Unabridged
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crownwork (ˈkraʊnˌwɜːk)
1.  a.  the manufacture of artificial crowns for teeth
 b.  such an artificial crown or crowns
2.  fortifications a covering or protective outwork

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