the top platform or horizontal surface of a rampart where guns are mounted.
Origin of terreplein
< Italian terrapieno,
derivative of terrapienare
to fill with earth; see terra
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Examples from the Web for terreplein
Historical Examples of terreplein
Traverses to protect the terreplein of the ramparts from enfilade.
The latter has no terreplein, and is seven palmos in height.
Port Tewfik is the proper name of the place at the station, but most of the people are Frenchmen, and they all call it Terreplein.
The little table, with its vase of flowers brought from the gardens of the Terreplein, was in position.
Salazar concentrated on finishing it, so that cannon could be mounted on its deck or terreplein.
British Dictionary definitions for terreplein
the top of a rampart where guns are placed behind the parapet
an embankment with a level top surface
Word Origin for terreplein
C16: from French, from Medieval Latin phrase terrā plēnus filled with earth
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