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PARAPET

 Dictionary entry overview: What does parapet mean? 

PARAPET (noun)
  The noun PARAPET has 2 senses:

1. a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
2. fortification consisting of a low wall

  Familiarity information: PARAPET used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARAPET (noun)


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Meaning:

A low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("parapet" is a kind of...):

wall (an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure)


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Meaning:

Fortification consisting of a low wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

breastwork; parapet

Hypernyms ("parapet" is a kind of...):

fortification; munition (defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parapet"):

machicolation (a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy)


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