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.
anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
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How to use rampart in a sentence
The 18th Street Gang was named after the locus of its birth in the Ramparts section.The Deported L.A. Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis | Michael Daly | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Against this sulfurous backdrop, Democrats and Republicans alike feel compelled to man the ramparts for their core constituencies.
But the predictable rush to the partisan ramparts leads to situational ethics rather than constructive action.
We would set aside all other agendas and disputes as secondary, and go to the ramparts until the threat was repelled.
Voters grabbed their pitchforks Tuesday night and came over the ramparts.
The sentinels were planted at their posts; each on the ramparts of the curtain that ran between the towers.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Bernard de Brabant made for the river, Roland hied him to the ramparts, and all marched valiantly.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche | Anatole France
At early dawn—it was Friday, May 18, 1302—the watchers on the ramparts saw a host of armed men rapidly approaching the town.
The ramparts were of earth, planted on the exterior slope with a thick mass of thorn-bushes, interlaced and strengthened by posts.
The natural 'bunkers' were filled up, and replaced by ramparts and ditches like those on some inland courses in England.
British Dictionary definitions for rampart
the surrounding embankment of a fort, often including any walls, parapets, walks, etc, that are built on the bank
anything resembling a rampart in form or function, esp in being a defence or bulwark
Canadian a steep rock wall in a river gorge
(tr) to provide with a rampart; fortify
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