parapet

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French parapet.

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parapet (plural parapets)

  1. A low retaining wall.
  2. Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 26, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Maccario, it was evident, did not care to take the risk of blundering upon a picket, and a man led them by twisting paths until at last the hacienda rose blackly before them. Appleby could see it dimly, a blur of shadowy buildings with the ridge of roof parapet alone cutting hard and sharp against the clearing sky.
  3. A fortification consisting of a wall.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian parapetto, from parare (to shield) + petto (chest).

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parapet m (plural parapets)

  1. parapet

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French parapet.

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parapet m (plural parapets)

  1. parapet

Polish[edit]

parapet

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parapet m (diminutive parapecik)

  1. sill; window sill

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