parapet

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English[edit]

Modern parapet around a New York City rooftop (2)
A parapet on a trench made of sandbags (3)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French parapet, from Italian parapetto.

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parapet (plural parapets)

  1. A low protective wall.
    Hyponym: balustrade
    Coordinate term: railing
  2. Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 26, in 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. (military) A fortification consisting of a wall.
    Synonym: breastwork
    • 1938, George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, Kindle edition, London: Penguin Modern Classics, published 2003, →ISBN, page 8:
      Obviously if you have only a few days in which to train a soldier, you must teach him the things he will most need; how to take cover, how to advance across open ground, how to mount guards and build a parapet – above all, how to use his weapons.

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Czech[edit]

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parapet m inan

  1. windowsill, parapet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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parapet m (plural parapets)

  1. parapet

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French parapet, from Italian parapetto.

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parapet m (plural parapets)

  1. (Jersey) parapet

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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parapet

Etymology[edit]

From French parapet, from Italian parapetto.

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  • IPA(key): /paˈra.pɛt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

parapet m inan (diminutive parapecik)

  1. sill, windowsill
    Synonym: podokiennik

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Further reading[edit]

  • parapet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • parapet in Polish dictionaries at PWN