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n. - Level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart.

Usage examples (7)
  • The latter has no terreplein, and is seven palmos in height.
  • But the remaining side, toward the land, has some heights; and the ground is such that a trench can be opened up to the wall, which has no terreplein.
  • The garrison of the fort is 650 men, and fully that number were in and about the work, their tents being pitched inside the Redan or on the terreplein of the parapets.
  • A portion of the brick curtain had crumbled, but through the breach was seen a massive terreplein, well moated, which, after six thousand shots already delivered on the... for more
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