AskDefine | Define rampart

Dictionary Definition

rampart n : an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down" [syn: bulwark, wall]

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English

Etymology

From Old French rempart

Pronunciation

  • /ˈræm.pɒːt/, /"r

Extensive Definition

Rampart may refer to:
See also Ramparts

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abatis, abutment, advanced work, arc-boutant, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cofferdam, contravallation, counterscarp, curtain, dam, defence, defense, demibastion, dike, ditch, drawbridge, earthwork, embankment, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, flying buttress, fortalice, fortification, gate, glacis, gravity dam, groin, guard, hanging buttress, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, jutty, leaping weir, levee, logjam, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, milldam, moat, mole, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, pier, pier buttress, portcullis, postern gate, ravelin, redan, redoubt, retaining wall, roadblock, rock-fill dam, sally port, scarp, sconce, seawall, security, shoulder, shutter dam, stockade, stone wall, stronghold, tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, weir, wicket dam, work
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