parapet

Part of speech: noun

A low wall, as about the edge of a roof or bridge; a breastwork.

Part of speech: adjective

Parapeted.

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Usage examples "parapet":

  1. The Germans are getting up a machine- gun on the parapet straight opposite. - "Letters from France", C. E. W. Bean.
  2. He knelt down by the parapet, and rested his head on his arms. - "The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories", E. M. Forster.
  3. She is leaning on the parapet, with her pretty white hands crossed and hanging loosely over it. - "Faith and Unfaith", Duchess.