Definitions for breastwork
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fortification consisting of a low wall
a fortification consisting of a breast-high bulwark; a parapet
A railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Works thrown up as high as the breast of the defendants;
Etymology: from breast and work.
Sir John Astley cast up breastworks, and made a redoubt for the defence of his men. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
a defensive work of moderate height, hastily thrown up, of earth or other material
a railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle
A breastwork is a fortification. The term is usually applied to temporary fortifications, often an earthwork thrown up to breast height to provide protection to defenders firing over it from a standing position. A more permanent structure, normally in stone, would be described as a parapet or the battlement of a castle wall. In warships, a breastwork refers to the armored superstructure in the middle of the ship that did not extend all the way out to the sides of the ship. Generally only used in ironclad turret ships designed between 1865 and 1880.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In fortification, a defensive work breast-high, hastily thrown up, of earth or other material.
Breastwork (noun) is a shield that protect the body not to harm.
Breastwork a defense mechanism used in a battle.Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015
The numerical value of breastwork in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of breastwork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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