crownwork

[ kroun-wurk ]
/ ˈkraʊnˌwɜrk /

noun Fortification.

an outwork containing a central bastion with a curtain and demibastions, usually designed to cover some advantageous position.

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Origin of crownwork

First recorded in 1670–80; crown + work
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British Dictionary definitions for crownwork

crownwork
/ (ˈkraʊnˌwɜːk) /

noun

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