orillon

noun
oril·​lon | \ ȯrēyōⁿ \
variants: or orillion \ əˈrilyən \
plural -s

Definition of orillon

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

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History and Etymology for orillon

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

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“Orillon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orillon. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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