defensive structure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defensive structure a structure used to defend against attack "the artillery battered down the defenses"
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In literature:

It shows the open court, the terraced structure, and the system of defense.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
The defensive fortification was the finishing-touch to the original structure.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
The style adapted to the above named structure was more strictly domestic than defensive.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour
The Convention also set up the basic structure for the defense establishment and for taxation.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
Like all contemporaneous residences of feudal chiefs, it was built primarily for defense and this determines its general structure.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Find other examples of defensive structures.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The ruined walls of a defensive structure, built to cut off approach on this side, may still be traced.
"Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Anonymous

In news:

The Giants finally got some positive injury news from their defensive line Thursday when an exam showed no structural damage to tackle Marvin Austin's back.
Its walls that once served as the city's defense, now harmonize with colonial balconies and republican structures reminiscent of the splendors of its past.
Two key Republican senators are recommending the Defense Department reduce duplicative and overlapping programs to stave off deep cuts in force structure and weapons programs.
Fortunately, however, experienced architects know how to work both in defense against and in harmony with the ocean to create sturdy structures.
Planting soybeans bred to contain a genetic structure called Rhg1 is the preferred defense against the cyst nematode, currently in use on millions of soybean acres worldwide.
Seismologists, engineers and civil defense officials agree that Lima, Peru, is due for a massive earthquake but is acutely vulnerable because of rickety structures such as these in the Rimac neighborhood.
Appointed by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, he is the first person to hold the chair under the revised functions and structure established by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011.
Long-vacant position in flux amid changes in defense personnel structure.