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ravelin

[rav-lin] /ˈræv lɪn/
noun, Fortification
1.
a V -shaped outwork outside the main ditch and covering the works between two bastions.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Middle French, earlier revelin < Italian rivellino, diminutive of riva bank, rim
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British Dictionary definitions for ravelin

ravelin

/ˈrævlɪn/
noun
1.
(fortifications) an outwork having two embankments at a salient angle
Word Origin
C16: from Italian ravellino a little bank, from riva bank, from Latin rīpa
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