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parapet

Pronunciation: /ˈpærəpət; ˈpærəpɪt/

Translation of parapet in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Architecture/Arquitectura] parapeto (masculine), pretil (masculine); [Military/Militar] parapeto (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • And it is true that the young have always been in love with edges, walking the parapet of a bridge when the pavement is right beside it.
    • You should be sure to form a parapet around the edges of the flat roof in order to contain your new upside-down roof from wind uplift.
    • Three young men had a lucky escape after their car left the road, ploughed through a bridge parapet and ended up on its roof in a river.
    Example sentences
    • The German soldiers even had a line of little Christmas trees along the parapets of their trenches.
    • Harry heard the scream of an incoming shell, as he went to dive for cover, the round burst on the parapet, directly above him.
    • The Saxons started to put up small conifers on the parapets of their trenches - akin to our Christmas trees.

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