Vauntmure
Vauntmure \Vaunt"mure`\, n. [F. avant-mur. See {Vanguard}, and {Mure}.] (Fort.) A false wall; a work raised in front of the main wall. [Written also {vaimure}, and {vamure}.] --Camden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vauntmure — An outer wall, one set well in front of a main fortified wall. [< OldFr. vaunt = forward + mure = wall] Cf. Vallate …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • vaimure — Vauntmure Vaunt mure , n. [F. avant mur. See {Vanguard}, and {Mure}.] (Fort.) A false wall; a work raised in front of the main wall. [Written also {vaimure}, and {vamure}.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vamure — Vauntmure Vaunt mure , n. [F. avant mur. See {Vanguard}, and {Mure}.] (Fort.) A false wall; a work raised in front of the main wall. [Written also {vaimure}, and {vamure}.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vaimure — Vai mure, n. An outer, or exterior. wall. See {Vauntmure}. [Obs.] Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vamure — Va mure, n. See {Vauntmure}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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