hadrians wall

Hadrian's Wall

noun
a wall of defense for the Roman province of Britain, constructed by Hadrian between Solway Firth and the mouth of the Tyne.
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Hadrian's Wall
 
n
a fortified Roman wall, of which substantial parts remain, extending across N England from the Solway Firth in the west to the mouth of the River Tyne in the east. It was built in 120--123 ad on the orders of the emperor Hadrian as a defence against the N British tribes

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