fortification

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fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain Antonine Wall
projecting part of a rampart or other fortification bastion
opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) breach
fortification consisting of a low wall breastwork , parapet
fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground bunker , dugout
fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; is 1,500 miles long and averages 6 meters in width Chinese Wall , Great Wall , Great Wall of China
city, fortification guarding citadel
encircling fortification enceinte
entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches entrenchment , intrenchment
act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification) escalade
climb or scale a fortification escalade
steep artificial slope in front of a fortification escarp , escarpment , protective embankment , scarp
temporary fortification built by troops in the field fieldwork
ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water fosse , moat
temporary fortification like a detached bastion lunette
fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable it was easily overrun by the Germans in 1940 Maginot Line
fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground palisade
fence of pales for fortification palisade , stockade
entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense retrenchment
fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense stockade
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