Usage examples for breastwork

  1. With a light, bounding step, very different from that of the ordinary Indian squaw, she sprang from rock to rock as if in haste, and, climbing over the breastwork before mentioned, entered the hut. – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. When the French built the " Mess House" or " Castle" they built one story only, but afterward added a second, the walls of which probably extended above the roof to serve as a breastwork for gunners. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  3. Would the Grays get into the breastwork? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer