parados
parados par"a*dos (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]s), n.; pl. {Paradoses} (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]s*[e^]z). [F., fr. parer to defend + dos back, L. dorsum.] (Fort.) An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • parados — PARADÓS, paradosuri, s.n. Parapet de pământ ridicat în spatele unei tranşee, pentru a apăra militarii adăpostiţi contra loviturilor din spate. – Din fr. parados. Trimis de valeriu, 03.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  paradós s. n., pl. paradósuri Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • parados — [ parado ] n. m. • 1838; de 2. para et dos ♦ Fortif. Terrassement destiné à parer les coups qui pourraient prendre à revers les servants d une batterie, les occupants d une tranchée. ● parados nom masculin Terrassement protégeant les défenseurs d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • parados — (n.) rear wall of a trench, 1917, from Fr. parados, from para (see PARA (Cf. para )) + dos back (see DOSSIER (Cf. dossier)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Parados — (fr., spr. Paradoh), eine im Rücken einer Verschanzung aufgeworfene Schulterwehr von Holz, Faschinen od. Erde, um die an der Brustwehr stehenden Vertheidiger gegen die von hinten kommenden feindlichen Schüsse zu sichern …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Parados — Parados, s. Rückenwehren …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Parados — (frz., spr. doh), s. Rückenwehren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Parados — (–do), frz., im Rücken einer Verschanzung aufgeworfene Schulterwehr …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Parados — (fransk) (Rygtravers) er en jordmasse, således beliggende i forhold til en bestemt forsvarslinje, at den dækker denne imod rygbeskydning …   Danske encyklopædi

  • parados — [par′ə däs΄] n. [Fr < para ,PARA 2 + dos < L dorsum, back] an embankment of earth along the back of a trench, as to protect against fire from the rear …   English World dictionary

  • Parados — A parados is a song sung by a Greek chorus as it first enters the theater. This is used mainly in presenting the information already given.It is named for the corridors at the front of the stage of a Greek theater from which the chorus entered.… …   Wikipedia

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