Synonyms for parapet

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-pit, -pet
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær ə pɪt, -ˌpɛt

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Définition of parapet

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Middle French parapet "breastwork" (16c.), or directly from Italian parapetto, from para- "defense" (see para- (2)) + petto "breast," from Latin pectus (see pectoral (adj.)).
  • noun bulwark
Example sentences :
  • Let us sit down on the parapet and try to realise the scene.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • He swung himself on—near—near—nearer—a yard from the parapet.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "This is where Gordon used to stand," the Sirdar stopped us near the parapet.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Spires of this period are not very common, and usually spring from within the parapet.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • My first vision over the parapet revealed but a mottled grey.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • He leapt on the parapet of the window, laughing as he leapt, and waving his sword in his hand.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope
  • He insisted on his ability to go, and with a companion he climbed over the parapet.
  • Extract from : « With Manchesters in the East » by Gerald B. Hurst
  • Marsh turned away from the water, and stood with his back to the parapet.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • At this they all leant over the parapet, holding their breath.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Brother Paul was standing by the parapet with his eyes in the same direction.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for parapet

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