contravallation definition

  • noun:
    • A fortification built around a sieged target by the besiegers.
    • A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and look sallies for the besieged.
    • In fortification, a chain of redoubts and breastworks, either unconnected or united by a parapet, raised by the besiegers in regards to the spot spent, to shield against sorties associated with the garrison.

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