noun rave·lin \ˈravlə̇n\

Definition of ravelin



  1. :  a detached work formerly used in fortifications and consisting of two embankments forming a salient angle in front of the curtain of the fortified position

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Origin and Etymology of ravelin

Middle French, from Old Italian ravellino, alteration of rivellino, diminutive of riva bank, from Latin ripa — more at rive

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to cast off or become cast off

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