A low temporary defence or parapet.
More example sentences
- Up ahead were gentle country hills, picket fences - and what looked like breastworks and fortifications.
- ‘Take it slow, guys,’ a sergeant of the Pennsylvanians called out as the troops approached the fortifications and breastworks.
- A submachine-gunner delivers more accurate fire using the breastwork to steady his weapon.
Definition of breastwork in:
- The US English dictionary