Fausse-braye


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Fausse`-braye´


n.1.(Mil.) A second rampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.
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In Europe after the introduction of gunpowder artillery, fortifications actually got lower; in India this strategic advantage was developed through the use of the fausse-braye, which was a lower outer fortification.