glacis

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gla·cis

noun \gla-ˈsē, ˈgla-sē\
plural glacis \-ˈsēz, -sēz\

Definition of GLACIS

1
a :  a gentle slope :  incline
b :  a slope that runs downward from a fortification
2
:  buffer state; also :  buffer zone

Origin of GLACIS

French, from glacer to freeze, slide
First Known Use: 1672

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