Meaning of parapet

par•a•pet

Pronunciation: (par'u-pit, -pet"), [key]
— n.
    1. a defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification. See diag. underbastion.
    2. an elevation raised above the main wall or rampart of a permanent fortification.
  1. any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.
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