noun Fortification.
a V -shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.

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