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par·a·pet

 (păr′ə-pĭt, -pĕt′)
n.
1. A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
2. An earthen or stone embankment protecting soldiers from enemy fire. See Synonyms at bulwark.

[French, from Italian parapetto : parare, to shield; see parasol + petto, chest (from Latin pectus).]

parapet

(ˈpærəpɪt; -ˌpɛt)
n
1. (Architecture) a low wall or railing along the edge of a balcony, roof, etc
2. (Fortifications) Also called: breastwork a rampart, mound of sandbags, bank, etc, in front of a trench, giving protection from fire from the front
[C16: from Italian parapetto, literally: chest-high wall, from para-2 + petto, from Latin pectus breast]

par•a•pet

(ˈpær ə pɪt, -ˌpɛt)

n.
1. a wall or elevation in a fortification, esp. one at the outer edge of a rampart.
2. any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.
[1575–85; < Italian parapetto=para- para-2 + petto chest, breast < Latin pectus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parapet - a low wall along the edge of a roof or balconyparapet - a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.parapet - fortification consisting of a low wallparapet - fortification consisting of a low wall
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
machicolation - a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy

parapet

noun
1. balustrade, wall, railing He climbed up on to the parapet of the bridge and sat dangling his legs.
2. battlements, defence, barricade, rampart, fortification, bulwark, breastwork, castellation The soldiers crouched behind the parapet.
Translations
حاجِز الجِسْر او الشُّرْفه
parapet
rækværk
GeländerParapet
mellvéd
brjóstriî
parapetas
parapets, aizsargmargas
korkuluk duvarı

parapet

[ˈpærəpɪt] N [of balcony, roof] → pretil m, antepecho m; [of fortification] → parapeto m
to put one's head above the parapet (Brit) → arriesgar el cuello
to keep one's head below the parapet (Brit) → mantenerse al margen

parapet

[ˈpærəpɪt] nparapet m
to put one's head above the parapet (British)se mouiller
to keep one's head below the parapet → ne pas se mouiller

parapet

n (on rampart, of bridge) → Brüstung f; (of well)(Brunnen)wand f; to put one’s head above the parapet (fig)sich in die Schusslinie begeben; to keep one’s head below the parapet (fig)sich bedeckt halten

parapet

[ˈpærəpɪt] nparapetto

parapet

(ˈpӕrəpit) noun
a low wall along the edge of a bridge, balcony etc.