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parapet

a low wall or railing along the edge of a balcony, roof, etc.

Parapet

A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised platform, terrace, bridge, roof, balcony, and above cornices.

Parapet

 

(1) A low, unbroken wall enclosing the roof of a building, terrace, balcony, quay, bridge, or other structure. Parapets often serve as bases for decorative vases and statues.

(2) A wall situated atop a dam, mole, dike, or similar structure to protect it from wave erosion. Also, the wall in canal locks enclosing the area adjacent to the lock chamber.

parapet

[′par·ə·pət]
(architecture)
A low retaining wall at the edge of a roof, bridge, porch, or other structure.
(ordnance)
An elevation of earth or material which is thrown up in front of a trench or emplacement to protect the occupants from fire and observation, and over which fire may be delivered.

parapet

1. A low guarding wall at any point of sudden drop, as at the edge of a terrace, roof, battlement, balcony, etc.
2. A defense wall.
3. In an exterior wall, fire wall, or party wall, the part entirely above the roof.
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I never saw a more windy crowd, and before they had filed out of the trench the majority of us were up on the parapet working and cursing flashes.
The stone parapet and spandrel wall also requires extensive repair.
Engineers have assessed the wall and the removal of a section of the masonry parapet is expected to take place this morning.
The height of the parapet along the Skyway is only 0.
A goods train's guard cheated death by hanging onto the parapet 150ft above the river below after his van caught fire in a collision between two trains.
Parapet walls and chimney stacks are always exposed to the weather, no matter which way the wind is blowing.
Above The Parapet Un-Convention is an extended version of the monthly Above The Parapet nights run by Shipyard Songwriters, which are a platform for songwriters, musicians, writers and poets to perform their own work.
A Dubai Municipality official said the parapet gave way after a cradle was mistakenly or carelessly place on it.
Water control layer: no membrane under the parapet flashing;
The cost is significantly lower than would usually be the case because the parapet was replaced as part of a bigger scheme.
Lewis later picked up an air gun and fired at the outer parapet wall, the pellet got deflected and hit Santosh who was going on the Beach Road," he added.
Bensonwood is building and assembling the parapet in sections in New Hampshire and will deliver it to the site some time before Thanksgiving, he said.