antemural

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antemurale. See mural.

Noun[edit]

antemural (plural antemurals)

  1. An outwork of a strong, high wall, with turrets, in front gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.

Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for antemural in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

antemural m (plural antemurais)

  1. (military architecture) antemural (outwork of a defensive wall)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antemūrāle.

Noun[edit]

antemural m (plural antemurales)

  1. barbican, fortification

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