ravelin

[rav-lin]

Origin of ravelin

1580–90; < Middle French, earlier revelin < Italian rivellino, diminutive of riva bank, rim
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ravelin

noun
  1. fortifications an outwork having two embankments at a salient angle

Word Origin for ravelin

C16: from Italian ravellino a little bank, from riva bank, from Latin rīpa
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