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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Rampart


RAM'PART, noun [Hence we see rampart is from Latin reparo; re and paro. See Parry and Repair.]

1. In fortification, an elevation or mound of earth round a place, capable of resisting cannon shot, and formed into bastions, curtains, etc.

No standards from the hostile ramparts torn.

2. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety.

RAM'PART, verb transitive To fortify with ramparts. [Not in use.]