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Definition of "rampart" []

  • A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top. (noun)
  • A means of protection or defense; a bulwark. See Synonyms at bulwark. (noun)
  • To defend with a rampart. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rampart" in a sentence
  • "[Page 158] elegant chalet, similar in construction to a Chinese pagoda: in front of it, a little piece of ground inclosed by a rampart is reserved for the pair."
  • "The Emperor Hadrian built (A.D. 120) the rampart from the Solway to the German Ocean as a barrier against the Caledonians, giving up the more northern conquests; but Lollius Urbicus, the prætor, drove the enemy back, and built a lesser wall from the Forth to the Clyde, A.D."
  • "The height of the rampart is 20 ft., and the width 32 ft."