- a bank of earth built behind a trench or military emplacement to protect soldiers from a surprise attack from the rear.
Origin of parados
Examples from the Web for parados
Historical Examples of parados
A 59 had burst on the parados of our trench, and caused—as 59's usually did—a bit of a mess.
"Blimey, I can't stick this," and perched himself on the parados.
He struggled to his feet and leaned over the parados with me.The Secret Battle
A. P. Herbert
The work was: repair of parapet and parados knocked in by recent shelling.
I stood on the parados of Liverpool Trench and watched with amazement.
- a bank behind a trench or other fortification, giving protection from being fired on from the rear