A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
As in parapet wall -the external wall is built up above the eaves with a gutter formed behind it, or mansard constructed behind it.
Earthen or Stone Platform. Surmounting the rampart in a fortification. Usually about seven feet high to protect the defenders. Could contain a banquette slope to allow troops to fire over it.
the inner wall of a trench, made of earth and wood and topped with sandbags, to protect soldiers.
A low wall that serves as a vertical barrier at the edge of a roof, terrace, or other raised area; in a exterior wall, the part entirely above the roof.
A low wall used along the edge of a roof, gable or terrace and designed as a protection or decoration.
A low wall around a roof; usually an upward extension of a building's exterior wall.
Protective wall at the top of a fortification, around the outer side of the wall-walk. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 226) Related terms: Castle
wall extending above the roof
A wall on the perimeter of a building that projects above the line of the eaves.
The portion of an exterior wall that extends above the edge of a roof.
Protective, low wall along a roof or any edge or below a terrace.
A breastwork or protective wall over which defenders, standing on banquettes, fired their weapons. The parapet was usually built on top of the fort’s rampart.
A dwarf wall or barrier built on the edge of a terrace, platform, bridge, balcony, or other elevated place, as a protection against falling; also above the cornice of a house, whether built with a steep or a flat roof.
A section of an external wall rising slightly above a pitched or flat roof, and finished with a coping.
The part of a wall that extends past the roofline.
a low, solid, protective wall or railing along the edge of a roof.
The portion of a wall extended above the roof.
a low protective wall or railing at the edge of a roof, walkway, or embankment.
A low wall on a balcony or above the cornice of a building.
Wall or rampart, breast high. Also, the wall on top of an abutment extending from the bridge seat to the underside of the bridge floor and designed to hold the backfill.
A low wall which projects above a roof surface, sometimes at the edge of it and sometimes marking the line of junction between two properties.
That portion of the wall that extends above the roof (wall surrounding a flat roof).
protective wall along the top of a battlement around the outer side of a castle's allure (wall-walk)
The crenelated wall protecting the soldiers on the Wall Walk.
Low wall on outer side of main wall.
Concrete rails on a bridge.
fortification consisting of a low wall
a low wall projecting from the edge of a platform, terrace, or roof
an extension of the wall above the roof line
a wall or rampart, breast high
The regions of an exterior wall that project above the level of the roof.
That part of any wall rising entirely above the roof.
A wall that extends above a cornice or roofline. A parapet can be a variety of shapes such as stepped or curvilinear.
A low wall that protects the edge of a roof or platform.
A low wall or protective railing along a roof or balcony
Usually construed to be a low protective wall along the crest of a dam.
The portion of an exterior wall that rises entirely above the roof, usually in the form of a low retaining wall; the parapet may be shaped or stepped.
A wall built higher than the eaves line of a roof - often ornately decorated with balustrades
The extension of a wall above the roof or what would otherwise be the eaves line- Usually between 400 and 1500mm in height and decorated with ornamentation such As moulded cornices, balustrade, pediments and nameplates.
A low wall or railing often used around a balcony or along the edge of a roof.
A parapet wall is one that runs up and conceals the roof profile. These were popular with commercial designs from the post war era.
A vertical wall that extends above a portion of the roof.
Part of a wall that extends beyond the roof
A low wall along the edge of and surrounding a roof deck. It is generally an extension of exterior building walls and fire walls that usually extend about a metre or less above the roof. French (Parapet)
A low protective wall that extends above the roof line or balcony for support.
(23) -- a low wall, placed at the edge of a platform, balcony, or roof (Oxford Dict.)
Low wall or railing at the edge of a roof; it extends above the roof level.
A continuation of the exterior wall of a building that extends above the roof line.
The region of an exterior wall that projects above the level of the roof.
defensive wall of earth or stone; breastwork designed to cover troops from observation and fire.
Low wall along the edge of a flat roof, balcony etc.
low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony
In an exterior wall, the part entirely above the roof.
A low wall on top of and outside the main wall, which protected the wall-walk. Most Parapets had merlons and crenels along the tops to form crenallations which allowed archers to shoot arrows while still being protected behind the castle walls.
Breastworks, walls, and bulwarks of earth, wood, brick, iron, stone, etc., located on the exterior edge of the rampart of the fort.
A low guarding wall at any point of sudden drop, as at the edge of a terrace or roof
A low wall at the edge of a platform or flat roof that projects above the roof line. It is the top of the firewalls in multi-family buildings.
top of a Roman fortification consisting of a wallwalk and battlements
A low wall, sometimes battlemented, placed to protect any spot where there is a sudden drop. ARCH.
In fortifications, a wall on top of a rampart that shielded riflemen or artillery crews from enemy fire.
That portion of the vertical wall of a building, which extends above the roofline.
a low wall used to protect the ramparts of military structures and the gutters and roofs of houses and other buildings.
a low wall placed to protect any spot where there's a sudden drop, such as at the edge of a bridge or housetop.
1. The part of a wall above the gutter, which is sometimes decorated with battlements or other designs. 2. A low wall placed to protect any spot where there is a sudden drop, for example at the edge of a bridge, quay or house-top.
A wall placed at the edge of a roof to create a firebreak between buildings and prevent people from falling. pp. 9, 31, 34
A low wall around the perimeter of a building at roof level or around balconies.
A portion of a vertical wall of a building that extends above the roofline.
A low, protective wall at the edge of a terrace, balcony, or roof, especially that part of an exterior wall, fire wall, or party wall that rises above the roof.
A wall placed at the edge of a roof, especially a flat roof, to prevent people from falling off.
The wall of a fortification or a defense of earth or stone built to conceal and protect troops.
The walkway around the outside of the lantern room.
A low wall along the outside edge of a bridge deck used to protect vehicles and pedestrians.
A low wall on the edge of a roof, balcony, or bridge.
The sidewall of the upstairs of a bridge.
A low wall above the roof level.
That part of a wall extending above a secret gutter and concealing gutter and roof.
A breastwork raised atop the rampart designed to protect the fort's soldiers and armament from enemy fire.
Defensive work for protecting the bodies of defenders. A wall or earthwork 6 or 7 feet high in the citadel and 4 or 5 feet high in open ground. Parapets often had slits through which defenders could fire in relative safety.
(It. parapetto, shield the chest) - a linear mound of earth built to defend against incoming fire. The thickness of a parapet was determined by the armament that it was expected to withstand-for musketry, 5-7 feet; field artillery, 8-16 feet; for siege or naval guns, up to 35 feet. The parapet consisted of an interior slope, usually revetted with logs, planks, rails, stones, sandbags, or fascines, so as to be nearly vertical, the superior slope or crest, which inclined slightly downward toward the enemy, and the exterior slope or outer face, which took the brunt of enemy fire. The exterior slope typically inclined 45 degrees, the natural angle of repose for most soils.
A mound of earth or sandbags at the edge of the trench to protect the soldiers.
An elevated wall or embankment constructed from earth, wood or stone designed to intercept enemy fire.
A defense of raised soil of rocks in front of a trench line used to cover troops from enemy observation and fire. (see trench diagram B)
A wall rising above the level of the roof, usually around its perimeter.
A low wall along the edge of a bridge deck that serves as part of the railing.
That portion of the wall which extends vertically above the roof line to form a fascia-type appearance to hide roof slope.
A low wall, placed to protect any spot where there is a sudden drop – as in along the roof.
A low wall or breastwork that protected the edge of a platform or the walk along the top of the large wall.
Low wall on the outer edge of a tower or above the eaves of a wall
A portion of wall that projects above a roof.
a low wall or railing on a balcony or bridge
go out a balcony & look on the woodshop roof
in fortification, a work of earth and/or masonry forming a protective wall over which defenders fired their weapons. In buildings, a perimeter wall extending above a roof or platform.
Extension of a firewall above a roof to prevent fire from extending. See Fire Wall.
A parapet consists of a barrier at the edge of a structure employed to prevent persons or vehicles from falling over the edge.