Definition of rampart
1 : a protective barrier : bulwark
2 : a broad embankment raised as a fortification and usually surmounted by a parapet
3 : a wall-like ridge (as of rock fragments, earth, or debris)
Recent Examples of rampart from the Web
Yes, everyone watched as Ned's head was very clearly severed from his body and placed on a spike on the ramparts of King's Landing.
With the Progress Party now part of the establishment, Norway is almost a rarity in Europe in heading into an election without an outsider seeking to storm the ramparts.
What was surprising was the crowd's reaction, particularly when the colors and icons for Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff shot across the walls and ramparts.
The only difference is now the American troops are coming to the ramparts for maybe the first time.
The central bastion has crumbled from 90 feet to 46, and the whole thing was once connected to 12 additional lookout masts by a rampart.
Its four floors of chapels, vaulted ceilings and arches topped by crenelated ramparts culminate in camera-ready views of Cannes, the Alpine range and the cape of Antibes.
Today, the fortifications consist of four gates, three Martello towers, a citadel and ramparts that encircle over three miles of the Old Town. Erected between 1820 and 1850,
After France lost the war, the Louisiana colony transferred to Spain, and Spanish authorities erected the five bastions among the ramparts surrounding New Orleans.
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RAMPART Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rampart for English Language Learners
: a tall, thick stone or dirt wall that is built around a castle, town, etc., to protect it from attacks
RAMPART Defined for Kids
Definition of rampart for Students
: a broad bank or wall raised as a protective barrier
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