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Definition of rampart noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rampart

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈræmpɑːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmpɑːrt//
 
[usually plural]
 
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a high wide wall of stone or earth with a path on top, built around a castle, town, etc. to defend it Visitors can walk along the castle ramparts. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French rempart, from remparer ‘fortify, take possession of again’, based on Latin ante ‘before’ + parare ‘prepare’.
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