Definition of parapet
1 : a wall, rampart, or elevation of earth or stone to protect soldiers The invaders fired arrows over the castle's parapet.
2 : a low wall or railing to protect the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge —called also parapet wall The visitor peered over the parapet with binoculars.
parapetedplay \ˈper-ə-ˌpe-təd, ˈpa-rə-\ adjective
Examples of parapet in a Sentence
The invaders fired arrows over the castle's parapet.
Recent Examples of parapet from the Web
The temples are bedecked with arcades, corridors, parapets and onion domes.
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PARAPET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parapet for English Language Learners
: a low wall at the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge
PARAPET Defined for Kids
Definition of parapet for Students
1 : a low wall or fence at the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge
2 : a wall of earth or stone to protect soldiers
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