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British Dictionary definitions for sangar

sangar

noun
  1. military a breastwork of stone or sods

Word Origin

C19: from Pashto
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Historical Examples

  • He cunningly arranged his sangar so that he should expose no head at all.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)

    Louis Creswicke

  • Then we went on building at the sangar, but without much spirit.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • Sangar after sangar was obstinately held; each sangar as it was rushed coming at once under fire of the one above it.

    Our Soldiers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • We only just had time to take cover (p. 071) in a sangar as they opened fire from the opposite hill.

  • On the left, Bloody Post, a little in advance of the sangar, took its toll of the defenders.