countermure definition

  • verb:
    • To fortify with a wall behind another wall.
    • To fortify with a wall behind another wall surface.
  • noun:
    • A wall lifted behind another, to produce its destination when breached or destroyed. [R.] Cf. contramure.
    • In fortification: A wall lifted behind another to provide its location whenever a breach is made.
    • A wall raised in front of another partition wall surface to strengthen it; a contramure.
    • A wall lifted behind another, to provide its spot whenever breached or damaged. [R.] Cf. contramure.
    • In fortification: A wall raised behind another to provide its spot whenever a breach is created.
    • A wall raised before another partition wall surface to bolster it; a contramure.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To fortify with a wall behind another wall.
    • To fortify with a wall behind another wall.
  • others:
    • To fortify (a wall) with another wall.
    • To fortify (a wall) with another wall surface.

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