We have two mitrailleuses above the terre-plein to sweep at once the moat and the glacis.
In six days they completed the parapet, with a glacis on the opposite side.
I found them drawn off from the glacis a few hundred yards; but, oh!
They crossed the street and went down the glacis of the cobblestoned wharf.
Neither ditch nor glacis exist on the eastern face, where the rapids of the Nile render them unnecessary.
There was the sound of a gentle chuckle from the glacis where Learoyd lay.
Gourgues was now on the glacis, when he heard Cazenove shouting from the gate that the Spaniards were escaping on that side.
The masonry was concealed from view by the ditch and glacis.
Its bastions, ramparts, and glacis are a marvel of engineering.
The storm passed over, covering the glacis with snow and sleet.
"sloping bank" (especially leading up to a fortification), 1670s, from French glacir "to freeze, make slippery," from Old French glacier "to slip, glide," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to make or turn into ice," from glacies (see glacial).