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Definition of "hornwork" [horn•work]

  • A type of fortification consisting of a pair of demi-bastions with a curtain wall connecting them and with two long sides directed upon the faces of the bastions, or ravelins of the inner fortifications, so as to be defended by them. (noun)

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Use "hornwork" in a sentence
  • "It could house only 200 men, so a stockaded hornwork with barracks was added later."
  • "In an attempt to copy French patterns, in the fall of 1754 Innes erected a small square enclosure with storehouses and adjunct works surrounding barracks, and a hornwork projecting from the main enclosure."
  • "And he laid his hand, as Drayton might have said, on that stout bastion, hornwork, ravelin, or demilune, which formed the outworks to the citadel of his purple isle of man."
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