epaule·​ment | \āpōlmäⁿ\
plural epaulements\-​äⁿ(z) \

Definition of epaulement 

1 : a barricade of earth like a rough parapet used mainly as cover from flanking fire

2 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

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History and Etymology for epaulement

French épaulement, from épaule + -ment

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