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An outer wall protecting soldiers moving along a walkway around the top of a fort or town defences.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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... put your head above the parapet : see head...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... n. a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops. parapeted ...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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... Low wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony , bridge , roof, terrace , or anywhere there is a drop, and therefore danger of persons falling. Originally a feature of defensive architecture on castles and town-walls, it often retained battlements and other features, even when used for non-defensive purposes, e.g. on churches. Parapets can be ornamented, pierced, or plain. A parapet-gutter lies behind the wall, with holes in the wall through which water is discharged. parapet Pierced parapet with moulded battlements or crenellations , Sts Peter...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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20 words

... [Co] An outer wall protecting soldiers moving along a walkway around the top of a fort or town...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... A low wall along the edge of a roof, balcony, or terrace. Used to protect people against a sudden drop and for decorative...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
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Religion
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159 words

... The small wall that has to be erected around a flat roof as a protection against people falling off. The law of the parapet is stated in the verse: ‘When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you do not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone should fall from it’ (Deuteronomy 22: 8). The parapet had to have a minimum size of 10 hand-breadths. The law of the parapet applies only to flat roofs on which people can walk. The Talmud ( Bava Kama 15b) records that the second-century teacher, Rabbi Nathan, extended the law of...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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27 words

... A low wall used as protection in any location where there is a drop, for example at the edge of a roof, balcony , or...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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... gutter A concealed gutter, rectangular in section, located behind a parapet wall , between the wall and the...

Polish parapet

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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...parapet Type of Renaissance parapet ornamented with blind arcades , aedicules , pilasters , pedestals , pediments , pyramids , etc., concealing the roof, commonly found in Poland. Good examples are the Cloth Hall, Kraków ( 1555–8 ), the Town Hall, Chełmno on the Vistula ( 1567–72 ), and two remarkable façades in the Market Square of Kazimierz Dolny (1615, 1635). Zachwatowicz et al . ( 1952 ) Polish parapet Kazimierz Dolny,...

parapet wall

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... wall An extension of a wall at the edge of a balcony, roof, terrace, etc. creating a wall that acts as a barrier to an edge or boundary. The origin is Italian, from the word parapetto (from parare ‘to cover or...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
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Language reference, History of English
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19 words

... XVI. — F. parapet or its source It. parapetto wall breast-high, f. PARA- 2 + petto :— L. pectus ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)

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2010
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32 words

... [L16th] Parapet is from French, or from Italian parapetto ‘breast-high wall’, from para - ‘protecting’ and petto ‘breast’ (from Latin pectus ). It was originally to screen and protect troops from the...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • dammit , Hammett, Mamet • emmet , semmit • helmet , pelmet • remit • limit • kismet • climate • comet , grommet, vomit • Goldschmidt • plummet , summit • Hindemith • hermit , Kermit, permit • gannet , granite, Janet, planet • magnet • Hamnett • pomegranate • Barnet , garnet • Bennett , genet, jennet, rennet, senate, sennet, sennit, tenet • innit , linnet, minute, sinnet • cygnet , signet • cabinet • definite • Plantagenet • bonnet , sonnet • cornet , hornet • unit • punnet , whodunnit ( US whodunit) • bayonet •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
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4 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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7 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
32 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
145 words

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