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redan

[ri-dan] /rɪˈdæn/
noun, Fortification
1.
a V -shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.
Origin
1680-1690
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/
noun
1.
a fortification of two parapets at a salient angle
Word Origin
C17: from French, from earlier redent notching of a saw edge, from re- + dent tooth, from Latin dēns
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