Pronunciation: (ram'pärt, -purt), [key]
a. a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet. See diag. under bastion.
b. such an elevation together with the parapet.
2. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
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