caponier


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caponier

(ˌkæpəˈnɪə)
n
a covered passageway built across a ditch as a military defence
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(23) hut (Fr: hutte), cabin (Fr: cabane 'temporary shelter'), chevet (Fr: chevet 'pillow'), counterfort (Fr: contrefort), toilet (Fr: toilette), sash (Fr: chassis), merlon (Fr: merlon), latrine (Fr: latrine), barbican (Fr: barbicane), redoubt (Fr: redoute), garderobe (Fr: garder 'keep' + robe 'robe'), emplacement (Fr: emplacement), caponier (Fr: caponniere), rampart (Fr: rempart), embrasure (Fr: embrasure), meurtriere (Fr: meurtriere 'murderess'), oubliette (Fr: oublier 'forget')
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.