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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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Council planners said: "The issue of the deteriorating condition of the stonework parapets on the bridge has been known for some years.
Locals demanded concerned authority to erect parapets around such wells in the area, adding, number of people lost their lives due to these wells as there were no boundary walls around them.
"The bridge parapet is only one metre high and panicked animals have been seen trying to jump the parapet, which would take them directly into the motorway carriageway below," he said.
"The planning application seeks permission to increase the height of the railings to around two metres all the way around to provide a greater deterrent against people attempting to climb on to the parapet or balustrade."
A small portion of the exhaust air is induced to area between wind side parapet louvers and wind side first row cooling towers intake louvers.
We asked them why they hadn't made their parapet higher so that in the day they could walk upright instead of having to crawl about in their two doubles.
A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "After receiving the all clear from a police negotiator a firefighter from the line rescue team went over the parapet and, with the man secured to him with a strap, both descended to the ground."
"Bridge maintenance engineers have assessed the damage and determined that partial dismantling of the damaged parapet will be required and repairs to the pier at river level, and to the face of pedestrians landings are necessary.
The height of the parapet along the Skyway is only 0.40 meter (about 16 inches), while the height of the parapet at the exit ramp going down to Amorsolo Street in Legaspi Village is 0.6 meter (about 24 inches).
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.