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

Word History


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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“Retirade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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