Definition of vallum in English:

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vallum

Pronunciation: /ˈvaləm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

(In ancient Rome) a defensive wall, rampart, or stockade.
Example sentences
  • There was a ditch on the north side, and a military zone on the south defined by an earthwork called the vallum.
  • The final addition was the ‘vallum’ to the rear of the wall.
  • A vallum some 27 feet wide and nine feet deep was dug as further protection for the wall.

Origin

Latin, collective from vallus 'stake, palisade'.

Words that rhyme with vallum

alum, Calum, mallam

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: val¦lum

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