terreplein


ter·re·plein

noun \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: terrestrial
Previous Word in the Dictionary: terrenely
All Words Near: terreplein

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up terreplein? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).