Contravallation



[kon-truh-vuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trə vəˈleɪ ʃən/

noun, Fortification.
1.
a more or less continuous chain of redoubts and breastworks raised by besiegers outside the line of circumvallation of a besieged place to protect the besiegers from attacks from the outside, as by a relieving force.
/ˌkɒntrəvəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
fortifications built by besiegers around the place besieged

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