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crownwork

[kroun-wurk]
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noun Fortification.
  1. an outwork containing a central bastion with a curtain and demibastions, usually designed to cover some advantageous position.

Origin of crownwork

First recorded in 1670–80; crown + work
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Examples from the Web for crownwork

Historical Examples

  • Between the fort and crownwork we remarked the remains of two square redoubts.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2

    Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach


British Dictionary definitions for crownwork

crownwork

noun
    1. the manufacture of artificial crowns for teeth
    2. such an artificial crown or crowns
  1. fortifications a covering or protective outwork
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