- a V-shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.
Origin of redan
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Examples from the Web for redan
The approaches to the Malakoff and the Redan were not attended with greater peril.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
On the 18th of June he was engaged in the desperate and bloody assault on the Redan.
Still more conspicuous was his conduct on the 18th June when attacking the Redan.
It was sad to see the number of the bravest of our men who had fallen under the Redan.
Now came the turn of the British, who had to attack the Redan.
- a fortification of two parapets at a salient angle
C17: from French, from earlier redent notching of a saw edge, from re- + dent tooth, from Latin dēns
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