A low temporary defence or parapet.
- 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.
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