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Rampart meaning

rampart - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.
  2. 2. A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.
  3. 3. To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.
  4. 4. Mound or wall surrounding a fortified place.

rampart - examples of usage

  1. It was the voice of a 64- pounder gun from the nearest rampart, and the shot it sent fell within ten feet of the Portsmouth's bows. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. The ocean itself, and not conquering Rome, raised this artificial- looking wall or rampart to stay its own proud waves. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. The island shore ran a rampart of faintness along the darkness to where it died out in liquid dusk to right and left. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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