plural epaulements
: a barricade of earth like a rough parapet used mainly as cover from flanking fire
usually épaulement
[French, from épauler + -ment] ballet : a shoulder movement performed by turning the body from the waist upward and bringing one shoulder forward and the other back

Word History


French épaulement, from épaule + -ment

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“Epaulement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epaulement. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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