Countermure
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]

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  • Countermure — Coun ter*mure (koun t?r m?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countermured} ( m?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermuring}.] [Cf. F. contremurer.] To fortify with a wall behind another wall. [R.] Kyd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countermure — I. ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ noun Etymology: alteration of earlier contremeur, from Middle French contremur, from contre counter + mur wall more at mure 1. : a second or supplementary wall : a wall raised behind another that might be breached 2. : a wal …   Useful english dictionary

  • countermure — coun·ter·mure …   English syllables

  • Countermured — Countermure Coun ter*mure (koun t?r m?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countermured} ( m?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermuring}.] [Cf. F. contremurer.] To fortify with a wall behind another wall. [R.] Kyd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Countermuring — Countermure Coun ter*mure (koun t?r m?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countermured} ( m?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermuring}.] [Cf. F. contremurer.] To fortify with a wall behind another wall. [R.] Kyd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contramure — Con tra*mure, n. [Cf. {Countermure}.] (fort.) An outer wall. [Obs.] Chambers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • contremeur — contremeur, mur obs. ff. countermure …   Useful english dictionary

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