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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A wall or elevation of earth or stone to protect soldiers. Also: a low wall or railing to protect the edge of a roof, bridge, or platform.

Usage examples (37)
  • The law requires a parapet on roofs used for recreation.
  • It needs nothing but the parapet, which is being built.
  • The front one was called the parapet, the rear the parado.
  • Up above, the step in at each side of the parapet is a deft touch. for more
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