- (military, historical) Sweeping; grazing; applied to a style of fortification in which the command of the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, so that the shot may more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of H. L. Scott to this entry?)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 rasante in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- inflected form of
rasante (plural rasantes)