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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.
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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
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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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Noun1.Hadrian's Wall - an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd centuryHadrian's Wall - an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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