Paradoses
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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  • paradoses — pærÉ™dÉ‘s / dÉ’s n. mound of earth behind a trench that protects soldiers from the shock of explosions and from surprise attacks from the rear (Military) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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