parados

(redirected from paradoses)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

parados

(ˈpærəˌdɒs)
n
(Fortifications) a bank behind a trench or other fortification, giving protection from being fired on from the rear
[C19: from French, from para-2 + dos back, from Latin dorsum; compare parasol, parapet]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014