Vallation
Vallation Val*la"tion, n. [L. vallatio, fr. vallare to surround with a rampart, fr. vallum rampart. See {Wall}, n.] A rampart or intrenchment. [1913 Webster]

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  • vallation — [va lā′shən] n. [LL vallatio < L vallatus, pp. of vallare, to protect with a rampart < vallum, rampart, WALL] 1. a wall or earthwork formerly used for military defense 2. the art or process of building such a defense …   English World dictionary

  • vallation — vaˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin vallation , vallatio, from Latin vallatus + ion , io ion archaic : an earthwork wall : rampart, entrenchment …   Useful english dictionary

  • vallation — /va lay sheuhn/, n. Fort. 1. a rampart or entrenchment. 2. the process or technique of constructing ramparts. [1655 65; < LL vallat(us) (see VALLATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • vallation — n. Rampart, intrenchment …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vallation — val·la·tion …   English syllables

  • vallation — /vəˈleɪʃən/ (say vuh layshuhn) noun 1. a rampart or entrenchment. 2. the process or technique of constructing ramparts. {Late Latin vallātio, from Latin vallum rampart} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vallatory — Val la*to*ry, a. Of or pertaining to a vallation; used for a vallation; as, vallatory reads. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drama Prefecture — Infobox Pref GR name = Drama name local = Νομός Δράμας flag reg = Flag of Greek Macedonia.svg periph = East Macedonia and Thrace capital = Drama population = 106,371 population as of = 2005 pop rank = 35th pop dens = 30.7 popdens rank = 48th area …   Wikipedia

  • Defense — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Defense >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 defense defense protection guard ward Sgm: N 1 shielding shielding &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 propugnation| propugnation| preservation &c. 670 Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • contravallation — |kän.trə+ noun ( s) Etymology: modification (influenced by Latin contra ) of French contrevallation, from contre (from Latin contra ) + Late Latin vallation , vallatio rampart, entrenchment more at vallatio …   Useful english dictionary

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