Breastwork



a defensive work, usually breast high.
Historical Examples

The Battle of New Orleans Zachary F. Smith
Saint Bartholomew’s Eve G. A. Henty
A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
The Desert Home Mayne Reid
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) James Edward Parrott
The Desert Home Mayne Reid
Great Events in the History of North and South America Charles A. Goodrich
A Lieutenant at Eighteen Oliver Optic
Through Three Campaigns G. A. Henty
Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan

noun
(fortifications) a temporary defensive work, usually breast-high Also called parapet
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