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parapet. Low wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, bridge, roof, terrace, or anywhere there is a drop, and therefore danger of persons falling. Originally a feature of defensive architecture on castles and town-walls, it often retained battlements and other features, even when used for non-defensive purposes, e.g. on churches. Parapets can be ornamented, pierced, or plain. A parapet gutter lies behind the wall, with holes in the wall through which water is discharged.

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par·a·pet / ˈparəpit/ • n. a low, protective wall along the edge of a roof, bridge, or balcony. ∎  a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops. DERIVATIVES: par·a·pet·ed adj.

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parapet XVI. — F. parapet or its source It. parapetto wall breast-high, f. PARA-2 + petto :— L. pectus breast.

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