parapet definition

  • noun:
    • the lowest defensive wall surface or railing along the side of a raised structure eg a roof or balcony.
    • An earthen or stone embankment protecting troops from opponent fire. See Synonyms at bulwark.
    • a reduced keeping wall surface.
    • Part of a perimeter that extends over the roof.
    • A fortification consisting of a wall.
    • a minimal wall surface, especially one serving to safeguard the edge of a platform, roofing, connection, or perhaps the love.
    • A wall, rampart, or level of planet, for addressing soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
    • A wall or rampart rising breast-high.
    • In structure, a wall or barrier, either basic or ornamented, put on sides of systems or balconies, roofs of houses, sides of bridges, etc., to avoid people from falling over; in addition, one thing resembling such a parapet in appearance or usage. See cut under moucharaby.
    • In physiology, the alveolus, or alveolar border of this jawbone, in which the teeth tend to be placed.
    • a low wall along the side of a roof or balcony
    • fortification composed of a reduced wall surface

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