[gley-sis, glas-is] /ˈgleɪ sɪs, ˈglæs ɪs/
noun, plural glacis
[gley-seez, -siz, glas-eez, -iz] /ˈgleɪ siz, -sɪz, ˈglæs iz, -ɪz/ (Show IPA), glacises.
a gentle slope.
Fortification. a bank of earth in front of the counterscarp or covered way of a fort, having an easy slope toward the field or open country.
/ˈɡlæsɪs; ˈɡlæsɪ; ˈɡleɪ-/
noun (pl) -ises, -is (-iːz; -ɪz)
a slight incline; slope
an open slope in front of a fortified place
short for glacis plate
“sloping bank” (especially leading up to a fortification), 1670s, from French glacir “to freeze, make slippery,” from Old French glacier “to slip, glide,” from Vulgar Latin *glaciare “to make or turn into ice,” from glacies (see glacial).
- Glacis plate
noun 1. the frontal plate armour on a tank 2. a section of armour plate shielding an opening on a naval vessel
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