That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.
A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.
To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.
Earthen works, main curtain wall. A broad embankment of earth which surrounded a fortified place. In forts or fortresses considered to be the entire top of the fortification , and contained the epaulment to protect the defenders. In many fortification, dirt ramps were constructed from the parade to the top of the rampart for weapons and troop access.
The mass of earth and masonry formed to protect an enclosed area from artillery and small arms fire and to elevate defenders to a commanding position overlooking the approaches to the fort so created. A bulwark or defense upon which parapets are raised. The main wall of a fortress.
a large defensive fortification consisting of an embankment and often topped by a parapet.
Defensive earth or stone wall surrounding castle.
A narrow, wall like ridge.
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
Large bank of earth or stones or both forming the defence of a fortified site such as a hillfort
an earthen mound used especially as part of the defense of a town. Often ramparts were built at the base of a wall; in other instances a wall might be built on top of a rampart.
The raised walls or embankments used as primary protection in the fortification of a city or castle. Ramparts may be of different heights or thicknesses, and are usually surmounted by a parapet.
Defensive stone or earth wall surrounding castle.
A wall or bank of excavated earth surrounding a castle which was used to defend against attacks.
The broad embankment or mass of earth surrounding a fortified place. A rampart forms the body of the place. The exterior wall is called a scarp (escarp) and the interior wall is generally the parade wall.
( rempart) a wide bank of earth, usually with a parapet on top, built around a fort to help defend it.
a defensive walkway on top of a castle wall
In fortifications, a steeply sloped earthen embankment topped by a parapet.
The principal outer wall of a fortress, usually consisting of a broad, steep-sided embankment.
A surrounding wall or raised earthwork
A defensive earthwork. At Avalon a portion of the rampart measured approximately 6.1 metres (20 feet) wide and about 1.2 metres (four feet) high. It was constructed from earth dug from a defensive ditch just outside the rampart.
a mass of earth, usually formed with material excavated from the ditch, to protect the enclosed area from artillery fire and to elevate defenders to a commanding position overlooking the approaches to a fort.
a broad embankment of earth that supported the functioning elements of a permanent or semi-permanent fortification. The parapet and banquette were built at the front of the rampart; ramps moved troops from the interior of the work onto the terreplein of the rampart. In early forts, a rampart was often improvised by constructing double parallel revetments of logs and filling the intervening space with stones and hard-packed earth. Ramparts typically were not a component of field fortifications but appeared occasionally in simpler form in some artillery works. Sometimes called a bulwark.
A protective earth or stone wall surrounding a fortress.
A bank or steep slope of rubble or earth surrounding a castle or fortified loaction for defensive purposes. (Is sometimes used to refer simply to the castle walls).