Definition of breastwork in English:

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breastwork

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛs(t)wəːk/

noun

A low temporary defence 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.

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