breastwork

noun breast·work \ ˈbrest-ˌwərk \

Definition of breastwork

: a temporary fortification

First Known Use of breastwork

1642

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breastwork

noun breast·work \ ˈbrest-ˌwərk \

Definition of breastwork for Students

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

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