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parapet

[par-uh-pit, -pet]
noun
1.
Fortification.
a.
a defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification. See diag. under bastion.
b.
an elevation raised above the main wall or rampart of a permanent fortification.
2.
any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.

Origin:
1575–85; < Italian parapetto, equivalent to para- para-2 + petto chest, breast < Latin pectus

parapeted, adjective
parapetless, adjective
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parapet (ˈpærəpɪt, -ˌpɛt)
 
n
1.  a low wall or railing along the edge of a balcony, roof, etc
2.  Also called: breastwork a rampart, mound of sandbags, bank, etc, in front of a trench, giving protection from fire from the front
 
[C16: from Italian parapetto, literally: chest-high wall, from para-² + petto, from Latin pectus breast]

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parapet
1590, from M.Fr. parapet "breastwork," from It. parapetto, from para- "defense" (from L. parare "prepare") + petto "breast," from L. pectus (see pectoral).
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