para doses


noun Fortification.
a bank of earth built behind a trench or military emplacement to protect soldiers from a surprise attack from the rear.

1825–35; < French; see para-2, reredos Unabridged
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parados (ˈpærəˌdɒs)
a bank behind a trench or other fortification, giving protection from being fired on from the rear
[C19: from French, from para-² + dos back, from Latin dorsum; compare parasol, parapet]

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