Definition of ringwork in English:

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ringwork

Pronunciation: /ˈriNGˌwərk/

noun

Archaeology
The circular entrenchment of a minor medieval castle.
Example sentences
  • As time permitted, larger, purpose-built earth and timber castles of motte and bailey plan, or ringworks, were constructed.
  • William's suppression of the south-western revolt of 1067-68 resulted in the construction of a large ringwork castle in the city of Exeter; the building of other castles in the region followed.
  • Earth and timber fortifications were hastily erected, whether in motte-and-bailey or in ringwork form, in new areas during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

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Syllabification: ring·work

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