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bastion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

1 Defensive projection, usually canted on plan and with battered sides, at an angle of a fortress from which the ground in front of ramparts may be viewed and raked with fire.

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campus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Education.

The grounds and buildings of a school, university, or college. The expressions ‘on‐campus’ and ‘off‐campus’ are used to indicate whether a location or event is situated on university...

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casemate

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 In fortifications, a vaulted and blast-resistant chamber with an embrasure in the outer wall, used as a gun-emplacement. It is usually within the general constructions...

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caulk

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

Means by which joints in, e.g., log-built houses are made watertight with oakum, resin, and pitch.

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glacis

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Steep slope of ground falling from one level to another in a landscaped garden.

2 The same, sloping from the bottom of a fortress wall or from the top...

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Nicholas Barbon

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Architecture.

(c. 1638–98).

Born in London, he not only became one of the most important developers there after the Great Fire (1666), but instituted fire insurance. He built houses at Red Lion...

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open plan

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Education.

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Space in a building undivided by means of walls or partitions. Areas within it may be defined by means of columns, ceiling-heights, differing...

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parade

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Place (parade-ground) where troops assemble for parade.

2 Level space forming the interior or enclosed area of a fortification.

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quonset

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

ˈkwänsǝt

trademark a building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.

World War II: named after Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where such huts were...

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redoubt

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Inner last retreat in a fortification.

2 Fieldwork or outwork enclosed on all sides, of square or polygonal shape, set beyond the glacis, known as a det...

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