noun, plural gla·cis [gley-seez, -siz, glas-eez, -iz] /ˈgleɪ siz, -sɪz, ˈglæs iz, -ɪz/, gla·cis·es.
Origin of glacis
Examples from the Web for glacis
Historical Examples of glacis
We then crawled on our stomachs across the glacis till we arrived at the rampart.Peter Simple
In six days they completed the parapet, with a glacis on the opposite side.The Battle of New Orleans
Zachary F. Smith
No one appeared: the glacis and entrenchments seemed abandoned.The Tiger-Slayer
They crossed the street and went down the glacis of the cobblestoned wharf.Edith and John
Franklin S. Farquhar
Russia already held the glacis, as represented by Usbeg-Turkistan.India Under British Rule
James Talboys Wheeler
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).