noun, plural gla·cis [gley-seez, -siz, glas-eez, -iz] /ˈgleɪ siz, -sɪz, ˈglæs iz, -ɪz/, gla·cis·es.
- glacier peak,
- glacier table,
- glacis plate,
- glackens, william james,
Origin of glacis
Examples from the Web for glacis
Covered Way, road formed on the counterscarp and protected by the relief of the glacis (see p. 308).Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
On the north and east are bastions with a very slight projection, a glacis, and ravelin.Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
She leaped on the parapet and the next second was on the glacis.Greenmantle|John Buchan
They climbed the steep slope to the top of the glacis, and then ran down until they were brought to a standstill by another moat.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
But a certain number of those glorious dead remained lying on the glacis or in the ditches of the place.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
noun plural -ises or -is (-iːz, -ɪz)
Word Origin for glacis
"sloping bank" (especially leading up to a fortification), 1670s, from French glacir "to freeze, make slippery," from Old French glacier "to slip, glide," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to make or turn into ice," from glacies (see glacial).