- the top platform or horizontal surface of a rampart where guns are mounted.
Origin of terreplein
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Traverses to protect the terreplein of the ramparts from enfilade.
The latter has no terreplein, and is seven palmos in height.
Port Tewfik is the proper name of the place at the station, but most of the people are Frenchmen, and they all call it Terreplein.
The little table, with its vase of flowers brought from the gardens of the Terreplein, was in position.
Salazar concentrated on finishing it, so that cannon could be mounted on its deck or terreplein.The Building of Castello de San Marcos
Albert C. Manucy
- the top of a rampart where guns are placed behind the parapet
- an embankment with a level top surface
C16: from French, from Medieval Latin phrase terrā plēnus filled with earth
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