redan

[ri-dan]
noun Fortification.
a V -shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.

Origin:
1680–90; < French, variant of redent a double notching or jagging, equivalent to re- re- + dent tooth < Latin dent- (stem of dēns)

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redan (rɪˈdæn)
 
n
a fortification of two parapets at a salient angle
 
[C17: from French, from earlier redent notching of a saw edge, from re- + dent tooth, from Latin dēns]

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The redan is supported vertically by the lower internal structure and seal welded to the core barrel.
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