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terreplein

noun ter·re·plein \ˈter-ə-ˌplān\

Definition of TERREPLEIN

:  the level space behind a parapet of a rampart where guns are mounted

Origin of TERREPLEIN

Middle French, from Old Italian terrapieno, from Medieval Latin terraplenum, from terra plenus filled with earth
First Known Use: 1591

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