redan

[ ri-dan ]
/ rɪˈdæn /
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noun Fortification.

a V-shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.

Nearby words

  1. red-top,
  2. red-wat,
  3. red-winged blackbird,
  4. redact,
  5. redaction,
  6. redargue,
  7. redback,
  8. redbait,
  9. redbank whiteoak,
  10. redbelly dace

Origin of redan

1680–90; < French, variant of redent a double notching or jagging, equivalent to re- re- + dent tooth < Latin dent- (stem of dēns)

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British Dictionary definitions for redan

redan

/ (rɪˈdæn) /

noun

a fortification of two parapets at a salient angle

Word Origin for redan

C17: from French, from earlier redent notching of a saw edge, from re- + dent tooth, from Latin dēns

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