the top platform or horizontal surface of a rampart where guns are mounted.
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How to use terreplein in a sentence
They had now demolished all of the wall that rose above the terreplein, and talked of making a general assault.
Also the use of shrapnel made it impossible for troops to find cover on the terreplein of a work some distance behind the parapet.
The terreplein of each of these works was sunk, so that the loopholes were within one foot and a half of the level of the ditch.The Story of the Zulu Campaign | Waller Ashe
The parapets were raised, extra traverses erected, and the terreplein sunk.The Story of the Zulu Campaign | Waller Ashe
An oblique or sloping interior road to mount the terreplein of the rampart.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for terreplein
the top of a rampart where guns are placed behind the parapet
an embankment with a level top surface
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