- a position in which the shoulders are at right angles to the direction of the supporting leg, with one shoulder thrust forward and one back.
Origin of épaulement
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For the second has landed just over and behind the epaulement.From Capetown to Ladysmith
G. W. Steevens
We fortified the post by an epaulement or two for cannon, high up on the hillside covering the ferry and the road up New River.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1
Jacob Dolson Cox
Epaulement, e-pawl′ment, n. a side-work of a battery or earthwork to protect it from a flanking fire.
Here he made a full stop, and the old gentleman repeated the question, "But pray what is an epaulement?"The Adventures of Roderick Random
Some of the enemy, advancing from the epaulement, proceeded in pursuit, but were checked by the apparition of the Guards.The British Expedition to the Crimea
William Howard Russell