- 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.
Early 18th century: from French, from Latin incincta, feminine past participle of incingere 'gird in', from in- 'in' + cingere 'to gird'.
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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