glacis (Meaning)

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glacis (n.)

A gentle slope, or a smooth, gently sloping bank; especially (Fort.), that slope of earth which inclines from the covered way toward the exterior ground or country (see Illust. of Ravelin).

glacis Sentence Examples

  1. The fortress featured a steep glacis that provided protection against enemy artillery fire.
  2. The glacis was designed to hinder the enemy's advance and allow defenders to fire down on them.
  3. The earthen glacis extended out from the base of the fortification, forming an impenetrable barrier.
  4. The grass-covered glacis concealed hidden obstacles and obstacles to confound attacking troops.
  5. The angle of the glacis was carefully calculated to deflect enemy cannonballs and prevent them from reaching the fort.
  6. The glacis was an integral part of the fortification's overall defense system, providing both cover and offensive capabilities.
  7. The sloping glacis made it difficult for enemy soldiers to ascend, giving the defenders an advantage in combat.
  8. The glacis was often used as a firing platform for cannons and muskets, allowing defenders to engage the enemy from a distance.
  9. The glacis around the city walls served as a public promenade, providing citizens with a scenic spot to relax and socialize.
  10. The glacis had evolved over time, from simple earthworks to elaborate fortifications with multiple levels and supporting structures.

FAQs About the word glacis

A gentle slope, or a smooth, gently sloping bank; especially (Fort.), that slope of earth which inclines from the covered way toward the exterior ground or coun

tilt, lean, uphill, hill, rake,diagonal, incline, inclination, pitch, gradient

decline, hanging, declivity,declivity, descent, decline, hanging, dip, basin, descent

The fortress featured a steep glacis that provided protection against enemy artillery fire.

The glacis was designed to hinder the enemy's advance and allow defenders to fire down on them.

The earthen glacis extended out from the base of the fortification, forming an impenetrable barrier.

The grass-covered glacis concealed hidden obstacles and obstacles to confound attacking troops.