English version

parapet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Military
parapetpar‧a‧pet /ˈpærəpət, -pet/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TBBa low wall at the edge of a high roof, bridge etc2 PMa protective wall of earth or stone built in front of a trench in a war3 put/stick your head above the parapet
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parapetThe double-decker smashed through a fence and ended up perched precariously on a bridge parapet at Brighouse, West Yorkshire.Once you put your head above the parapet these people clearly shot at it.As he reached the foot of the bleak stone steps, a single gunman opened fire from the parapet around the stairway.I got up and went to the corner of the parapet, from where I could see in three directions.I shifted unobtrusively, to crane a look over the parapet.Choir and audience wave to each other when the singing is over, some of the little boys leaning perilously over the parapets.Corrigan watched the parapet above them.
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