[ brest-wurk ]
/ ˈbrɛstˌwɜrk /
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How to use breastwork in a sentence
The American soldiers were not allowed to return the fire, unless the Spaniards were evidently about to rush the breastworks.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
He waited until the guerrillas were within a few rods of the improvised breastworks, then ordered the men to fire.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The slaves were employed on a line of breastworks which there was no adequate force to hold.
To guard against such a movement, Slocum was throwing up breastworks from the crest of the hill down to Rock Creek.
Mounting the breastworks which had been thrown up at this spot, I could see the orchard where the Rebel riflemen were lying.
British Dictionary definitions for breastwork
/ (ˈbrɛstˌwɜːk) /
fortifications a temporary defensive work, usually breast-highAlso called: parapet
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