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(military) a breastwork of stone or sods
Word Origin
C19: from Pashto
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  • He cunningly arranged his sangar so that he should expose no head at all.

  • 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.

    A Yeoman's Letters

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

  • A party of Kashmir volunteers then went down to the other sangar and brought the wounded in, under a heavy fire.

  • On their way a half company, on reaching a sangar, were suddenly charged by a body of Ghazis.

  • Lieutenant Lucas, who commanded them, told off half his company to sweep the sangar, and then the remainder dashed at it.

  • Two companies of the Gloucesters lined a sangar on the tread of the sole, to prevent any one getting too near to the heel.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • This sangar was only about eighty yards from the defenders' covered way to the water.

    The Relief of Chitral George John Younghusband

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