Antestature An`te*stat"ure, n. (Fort.) A small intrenchment or work of palisades, or of sacks of earth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Antestature — (fr., spr. Angtestatür), schnell aufgeworfene, leichte Verschanzung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Antestature — An antestature, in fortification, is a small retrenchment, made of palisadoes, or sandbags, set up in haste, to dispute with the enemy the remainder of a piece of land.The word comes from the Latin ante ( before ), and statūra ( a standing ) …   Wikipedia

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  • antestatura — (del fr. «antestature»; ant.) f. Fort. Defensa improvisada con estacas, fajos de leña, sacos de tierra, etc. * * * ► femenino Trinchera u obstáculo improvisado con estacas y fajinas o sacos de tierra …   Enciclopedia Universal

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