orillon

noun oril·lon \ȯrēyōⁿ\
variants: or

orillion

\əˈrilyən\

Definition of orillon

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  a projection built out at the corner of a bastion between flank and face from which to defend the flank

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Origin and Etymology of orillon

French orillon, literally, little ear, diminutive of oreille ear, from Latin auricula, diminutive of auris ear — more at ear


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