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vallum

Line breaks: val¦lum
Pronunciation: /ˈvaləm
 
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Definition of vallum in English:

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'.

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