An enclosure or the enclosing wall of a fortified place.
- There are circles all around its walls and enceintes.
- The early settlement was sparse, but this changed around 625 BC, when a substantial defensive wall was built across the neck of the promontory and roughly aligned stone houses were constructed within the enceinte.
- Some very strongly fortified castles of this class have an additional wall set a short distance out from the main enceinte and concentric with it.
Words that rhyme with enceinteant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, extant, gallant, Kant, levant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant
Early 17th century: from French.
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