terreplein

[ ter-pleyn, ter-uh- ]

nounFortification.
  1. the top platform or horizontal surface of a rampart where guns are mounted.

Origin of terreplein

1
1585–95; <French <Italian terrapieno, derivative of terrapienare to fill with earth; see terra, plenum

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terreplein

/ (ˈtɛəˌpleɪn) /


noun
  1. the top of a rampart where guns are placed behind the parapet

  2. an embankment with a level top surface

Origin of terreplein

1
C16: from French, from Medieval Latin phrase terrā plēnus filled with earth

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