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redan

[ ri-dan ]
/ rɪˈdæn /
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noun Fortification.
a V-shaped work, usually projecting from a fortified line.
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Origin of redan

1680–90; <French, variant of redent a double notching or jagging, equivalent to re-re- + denttooth <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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