An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse.
A traverse wall or berm to prevent incoming artillery from bounding across the parade into the rear of an opposite wall.
Low wall in inner side of main wall.
Raised earth behind the rear trench wall used to help diffuse the shock of high explosives going off behind the line. (see trench diagram B)
A low wall on inner side of main wall.
Low wall on the inner edge of a tower or above the eaves of a wall
When fighting in a trench against an enemy, the front side (facing the enemy) of the trench is called the parapet and the rear side is the parados. In the world wars, the parados was built up higher than the parapet to prevent the soldiers from being silhouetted against the sky behind, making them easy targets for German snipers.