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ravelin July 22, 2010

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A fortification outside a castle used to split an attacking force; composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon

” The fort had the shape of a four pointed-star, with a cavalier protecting it from the seaward side and one ravelin offering protection from land.”

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