Retirade

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Retirade (Fort) A kind of retrenchment, as in the body of a bastion, which may be disputed inch by inch after the defenses are dismantled. It usually consists of two faces which make a reëntering angle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n retirade In fortification, a kind of retrenchment in the body of a bastion or other work, to which a garrison may retreat to prolong a defense. It usually consists of two faces, which make a reëntering angle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Retirade ret-i-räd′ a retrenchment in the body of a bastion which a garrison may defend.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F.; cf. Sp. retirada, retreat. See Retire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.