Hadrian's Wall


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Ha·dri·an's Wall

 (hā′drē-ənz)
An ancient Roman wall, 118.3 km (73.5 mi) long, across northern England. Built by the emperor Hadrian c. ad 122-130 and extended by Severus a century later, the wall marked the northern defensive boundary of Roman Britain. Fragmentary ruins of the wall remain.

Hadrian's Wall

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(Placename) a fortified Roman wall, of which substantial parts remain, extending across N England from the Solway Firth in the west to the mouth of the River Tyne in the east. It was built in 120–123 ad on the orders of the emperor Hadrian as a defence against the N British tribes

Ha′drian's Wall′


n.
a wall of defense for the Roman province of Britain, built by Hadrian between Solway Firth and the mouth of the Tyne.
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