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breastwork Syllabification: breast·work
Pronunciation: /ˈbrestwərk/

Definition of breastwork in English:


A low temporary defense or parapet.
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.

Words that rhyme with breastwork

daywork • spadework

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