countermure

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noun

coun·​ter·​mure
ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-
1
: a second or supplementary wall : a wall raised behind another that might be breached
2
: a wall raised by besiegers confronting a defense wall

countermure

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transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
: to protect or fortify with a countermure

Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of earlier contremeur, from Middle French contremur, from contre- counter- + mur wall

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“Countermure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countermure. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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