defensive structure

  1. a structure used to defend against attack
    the artillery battered down the defenses
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How To Use defensive structure In A Sentence

  • Brick superstructures would no longer do, and it soon became the norm to have double walls with all-stone inner and outer faces, bonded by a rubble fill, with increasingly elaborate defensive structures around the gates.
  • As the traceried windows suggest, it was less a defensive structure than a six-storey mansion built on a castle theme – truly an Englishman's home. Gothic architecture in Britain: examples from the era
  • The building seems to guard its secrets, the barred apertures underscoring its function as a defensive structure.
  • As a defensive structure it would have been continuous, as the river is easily fordable.
  • Most have developed all kinds of defensive structures that protect the weakened self against further disorganization.
  • Protesters complain that this defensive structure is an outrage - an infringement on free speech that will only incite a siege mentality.
  • Either the breach was still defensible with a sufficiently large and determined force, or Chester was not an important defensive structure at the time, or any repair/refortification has not left any evidence. Chester in the seventh century: the fortress defences
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