Definition of parapet
- The invaders fired arrows over the castle's parapet.
- The visitor peered over the parapet with binoculars.
The invaders fired arrows over the castle's parapet.
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First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
: a low wall at the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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