pretil

noun
pre·​til | \ prāˈtēl \
plural -s

Definition of pretil

: an adobe wall continued above the roof to form a low parapet

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History and Etymology for pretil

American Spanish, from Spanish, parapet, railing, irregular from Latin pector-, pectus breast

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“Pretil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretil. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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