• That which defends against intrusion from outside; a protection.
  • A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark.
  • A defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose.
  • (usually in the plural) A steep bank of a river or gorge.


  • To defend with a rampart; fortify or surround with a rampart.

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