retirade

noun ret·i·rade \ ˌretəˈräd \

Definition of retirade

plural -s
: a fortification retrenchment usually of two faces making a reentering angle

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Origin and Etymology of retirade

French, from Italian ritirata retreat, from feminine of ritirato, past participle of ritirare to retreat, withdraw, from ri- re- (from Latin re-) + tirare to draw, pull, shoot


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