Redan
Redan Re*dan" (r?*d?n"), n. [F., for OF. redent a double notching or jagging, as in the teeth of a saw, fr. L. pref. re- re- + dens, dentis, a tooth. Cf. {Redented}.] [Written sometimes {redent} and {redens}.] 1. (Fort.) A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy. [1913 Webster]

2. A step or vertical offset in a wall on uneven ground, to keep the parts level. [1913 Webster]


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  • redan — REDÁN, redane, s.n. 1. Lucrare simplă de fortificaţie, alcătuită dintr un zid în formă de unghi ieşit în afară, folosită în trecut pentru apărarea unei treceri. 2. Motiv decorativ sculptat în formă de dinţi alăturaţi, folosit în arhitectura… …   Dicționar Român

  • Redan — Redan, GA U.S. Census Designated Place in Georgia Population (2000): 33841 Housing Units (2000): 12106 Land area (2000): 9.554174 sq. miles (24.745197 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.049571 sq. miles (0.128388 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.603745 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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