What does the word rampart mean?

Usage examples for rampart

  1. Having now noticed the two chief stations on the line of the Wall, it will be interesting to follow the course of the rampart itself throughout its journey across Northumberland, though to do so in detail is impossible within the limits of so small a volume as the present one. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  2. On the level rampart above them were long, withered grass, the wild dwarf- rose, and waving golden- rod. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  3. And doubtless Valentine became clearly conscious of her peril, for she hastened to take up the child and cover her with caresses, as if to make of her a protecting rampart against the supreme madness to which she had felt prompted. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola