Definition of Hornwork. Meaning of Hornwork. Synonyms of Hornwork

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Definition of Hornwork

Hornwork
Hornwork Horn"work`, n. (Fort.) An outwork composed of two demibastions joined by a curtain. It is connected with the works in rear by long wings.

Meaning of Hornwork from wikipedia

- A hornwork is an element of the Italian bastion system of fortification. Its face is flanked with a pair of half-bastions. It is distinguished from a crownwork...
- extended eastward to create a bastion or "hornwork", providing a more securely defended entrance. The hornwork comprises a pair of walls enclosing a triangular...
- the rear of the hornwork. From there they opened a scattered fire on the French. The defenders suddenly stampeded, leaving the hornwork in the Allies'...
- strong with a large hornwork blocking the approaches with the higher town walls mounting guns that could fire over the hornwork to protect it. "It was...
- set of defensive walls, city gates, bridges, forts, towers, bastions, hornworks, moats, tunnels and ravelins, among other defensive elements, built between...
- fortified tower in honor of Philip II, who oversaw its expansion into a hornwork fort by 1595. Over the next 200 years, especially in the reign of Charles...
- sometimes referred to as a type of outwork or 'advanced outwork'. The hornwork and crownwork are subtypes of outworks. List of established military terms...
- which make a tenaille, or re-entry angle. Their chief use is before a hornwork or crownwork. Castillo de San Marcos (completed 1695), Florida. Four-bastion...
- occupying the hornwork; it was reoccupied by the Germans the next day. The defenders attempted a sortie against the French positions near the hornwork, but it...
- trace italienne system of fortification and is effectively an expanded hornwork (a type of outwork). It consists of a full bastion with the walls on either...