Redan

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redan A step or vertical offset in a wall on uneven ground, to keep the parts level.
    • Redan (Fort) A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redan In field fort., the simplest kind of work employed, consisting of two parapets of earth raised so as to form a salient angle, with the apex toward the enemy and unprotected on the rear. Two redans connected form a queue d'aronde, and three connected form a bonnet à (or de) prêtre. Several redans connected by curtains form lines of intrenchment.
    • n redan A downward projection in a wall on uneven ground to render it level.
    • n redan Synonyms See fortification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Redan rē-dan′ (fort.) the simplest form of fieldwork, consisting of two faces which form a salient angle towards the enemy, serving to cover a bridge or causeway—quite open at the gorge.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., for OF. redent, a double notching or jagging, as in the teeth of a saw, fr. L. pref. re-, re- + dens, dentis, a tooth. Cf. Redented
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. redan, redent—L. re-, back, dens, a tooth.

Usage

In literature:

Buildings which have since been pulled down then formed redans and angles.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
A man would rather sit on the buffer of a steam-engine and ride at the Great Redan.
"White Lies" by Charles Reade
Next morning, the 16th, Hancock himself was in command, and captured another redan.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
Next morning, the 16th, Hancock himself was in command, and captured another redan.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
This was the signal for the English to attack the great fort of the Redan.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
The Redan, another strong fortification, was reserved for the British attack.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It differs from the redan only in having no ditch.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On June 7, the English assaulted the quarries in front of the Redan, and the French assailed the Mamelon.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He was wounded on June 6, 1855, and was present at the attack on the Redan on June 18th.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Waterloo, a combined attack by the English on the Redan, and the French on the Malakhoff, was repulsed with heavy losses.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
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In poetry:

Such was the stuff of the Malakoff-takers,
Such were the soldiers that scaled the Redan;
Truculent housemaids and bloodthirsty Quakers,
Brave not the wrath of the sweet little man!
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Redan Publishing has launched a dedicated licensing division, Redan Alchemy, to be led by industry veteran Michael Gottlieb.
Redan High School is among America's best high schools, according to a US News & World Report study.
Marist won the Region 6-AAAA softball tournament with shutouts against Chamblee (13-0) and twice against Redan (12-0, 13-0).
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In science:

Som redan n ämnts kan ytterligare analysmetoder l ätt l äggas in i systemet.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
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