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Meaning of rampart

ram•part

Pronunciation: (ram'pärt, -purt), [key]
— n.
    1. a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet. See diag. underbastion.
    2. such an elevation together with the parapet.
  1. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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