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Definition of "breastworks" [breastworks]

  • Plural form of breastwork. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "breastworks" in a sentence
  • "But if you know the trail through the paddies, you can walk among the weeds, cross the shallow dip which was a moat, pass by lumps of rain-pressed earth once called breastworks and stand on a flat place so hard packed the grass does not grow."
  • "In front of the breastworks was another chain -- a wider and thicker one."
  • "It was absolutely necessary to get time in which to throw up some kind of breastworks or defenses for the city, and he at once resolved on a night attack against the British."