Parapet

Par"a*pet

(?), n. [F., fr. It. parapetto, fr. parare to ward off, guard (L. parare to prepare, provide) + petto the breast, L. pectus. See Parry, and Pectoral.]
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1. (Arch.) A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
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2. (Fort.) A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
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