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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Subsidiary defensive structure lying away from the main fortified area.

Usage examples (36)
  • Verb (used with object) : a problem to be outworked in after generations
  • When a defence of a certain Spanish outwork was resolved upon, the duke, from his rank, was chosen for the command.
  • We have destroyed the machines, and retaken the outwork, which is now held by Andrew
  • In the outwork was a sallyport corresponding to the postern of the castle, and the whole was surrounded by a strong palisade. for more
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