Countervallation \Coun`ter*val*la"tion\ (-v?l-l?"s??n), n. (Fort.) See {Contravallation}. [1913 Webster]

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  • countervallation — Synonyms and related words: barbed wire, contravallation, dike, fences, hedge, hedgerow, hoarding, paling, palisade, parapet, railing, rampart, retaining wall, stockade, stone wall, trellis, vallation, vallum, weir, zigzag fence …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • Contravallation — Con tra*val*la tion, n. [Pref. contra + vallation: cf. F. contrevallation. Cf. {Countervallation}.] (Fort.) A trench guarded with a parapet, constructed by besiegers, to secure themselves and check sallies of the besieged. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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