breastwork

noun
breast·​work | \ ˈbrest-ˌwərk How to pronounce breastwork (audio) \

Definition of breastwork

: a temporary fortification

Examples of breastwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blunt yet rounded breastworks lead the way to a decent Cd of 0.34. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of breastwork

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breastwork was in 1633

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“Breastwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breastwork. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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breastwork

noun
breast·​work | \ ˈbrest-ˌwərk How to pronounce breastwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of breastwork

: a wall thrown together to serve as a defense in battle

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