terreplein

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Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

terreplein (plural terrepleins)

  1. (military) A level space, often at the top of a rampart, and behind a parapet, on which artillery can be mounted.
  2. (civil engineering) An embankment of earth with a broad level top, sometimes excavated to form a continuation of an elevated canal across a valley.