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Parapet

Par´a`pet
n.1.
1.(Arch.) A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
2.(Fort.) A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
Noun1.Parapetparapet - a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
2.Parapetparapet - fortification consisting of a low wall
Synonyms: breastwork
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