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Definition of rampart:

  1. A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.
  2. That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.
  3. To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.

Synonyms:

jetty, seawall, prohibition, obstacle, bar, restraint, parapet, mole, groin, breastwork, support, embankment, restriction, wall, barrier, groyne, obstruction, hindrance, earthwork, bulwark, fortification, breakwater, barricade, paries.

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