crownwork definition

  • noun:
    • A type of fortification, like a hornwork, but comprising a full bastion because of the wall space on either part ending in half-bastions from where longer flank wall space run back towards the primary fortress.
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    • a-work consisting of several bastioned fronts, making use of their outworks, addressing an enceinte, a bridgehead, etc., and connected by wings with all the main work and/or river bank.
    • In fortification, an outwork running into the area, consisting of two demi-bastions (a a) within extremes, and a whole bastion in the centre, with curtains (c c). Its designed to secure a hill or other advantageous post and address another works.
    • In dentistry, the attachment of an artificial crown of gold or porcelain to the root of a tooth.
    • (dentistry) dental appliance comprising an artificial crown for a broken or decayed enamel

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