Definition of caponier in English:

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caponier

Pronunciation: /ˌkapəˈnɪə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A covered passage across a ditch round a fort.
Example sentences
  • This is the view from the north caponier along the curtain wall, made of flint reinforced with brick.
  • These lead to the barrack block and caponiers with stairs to the mortar batteries and chemain de ronde.
  • The left and right caponiers covered the area extending from the flanks to the back of the fort.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Spanish caponera, literally 'capon enclosure'.

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