caponier

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caponier

(ˌkæpəˈnɪə)
n
a covered passageway built across a ditch as a military defence
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222 caponiers (for machine-guns, single for artillery) had to be erected.
On the left bank of the River Narva one blokhaus and one machine-gun caponier had been built, also four machine-gun caponiers in the Agusalu swamp for covering the Vasknarva-Kuremae-Johvi road.