An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illust. of Ravelin.
Low earth or masonry structure, built in the ditch to protect the curtain.
A small trench protected by a low embankment located within the ditch and bordering the scarp walls of the fort.
A small, low fortification, sometimes with only one entrance, sometimes with two, occasionally roofed, placed for annoyance, purposes outside the CURTAIN between the two BASTIONS.
a work constructed in a main ditch between bastions, in front of a curtain erected to protect the curtain from the battering of enemy cannon fire.
(Fr.) Line - a series of adjacent redans, of equal or differing sizes, joined at the flanks with no connecting curtains.
A defensive outwork (trench or wall) built just outside the castle wall to defend the castle ditch and to provide a secure position before and after sorties from the castle.