- a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
- such an elevation together with the parapet.
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for rampart
In fact the Berlin Wall was called the Anti-Fascist Rampart, as I recall.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson as corrupt characters in, respectively, Safe House and Rampart.Flick Picks: Denzel Washington as a Baddie, Rachel McAdams in ‘The Vow’|Ramin Setoodeh, Peter Travers|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Rampart, Woody Harrelson plays a corrupt, violent LAPD officer.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story misstated the official release date of Rampart.
And I will make a circle round about thee, and I will cast up a rampart against thee, and raise up bulwarks to besiege thee.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
A white flag waved on the rampart, and the drums of the garrison beat the chamade.
Gerona had at one time been a fortress, but it was now simply covered with a feeble rampart.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In 207 onwards, Severus built a new wall along the line of Hadrian's rampart.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
They reached the foot of the rampart, and by the stairway of a tower that was left unguarded, they mounted onto the curtain-wall.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France