plural -s
: a fortress protecting a city

Word History


German, from Middle High German twinger, zwinger one that forces or constrains, narrow space between the wall of a castle and the outer walls, from twingen, dwingen to press, oppress, from Old High German dwingan

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“Zwinger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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