Definitions: Tambour

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Definitions: Tambour

Post by pud » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:14 pm

This is a stockade or timber wall that is loopholed. It is made with two faces forming a salient angle at the gorge of a work to serve as a re-trenchment or to cover the staircase with a ditch in front, and sometimes with a half roof sloping toward the rear. This is done to protect the defenders from shelling and related splinters.

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