Contramure
Contramure \Con"tra*mure\, n. [Cf. {Countermure}.] (fort.) An outer wall. [Obs.] --Chambers. [1913 Webster]

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  • contramure — obs. var. of countermure v …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contramure — In military fortification, a contramure, or countermure, is a wall raised behind another, to supply its place when breached or destroyed.[1] The term was also used to refer to an outer wall, built around the wall of a city.[2] References ^… …   Wikipedia

  • Countermure — Coun ter*mure ( m?r ), n. [Counter + mure: cf. F. contremur.] (Fort.) A wall raised behind another, to supply its place when breached or destroyed. [R.] Cf. {Contramure}. Knolles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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