Contravallation

Definition of Contravallation

Con`tra`val`la´tion
n.1.(Fort.) A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check sallies of the besieged.

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abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, counterscarp, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, tenaille, vallation, vallum, work
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