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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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Network Rail say that the parapets on the new structure comply with modern safety standards, are designed to keep pedestrians safe from the overhead power lines and can withstand a vehicle striking the side of the bridge.
The parapets and concrete are showing signs of deterioration and need upgrading to meet modern safety standards.
Some have come off particularly vulnerable areas such as parapet walls or chimney stacks but the most likely source is the brickwork beneath the damp-proof course.
Discussing the new product, Adel said most bridge parapets used in the Gulf are imported and Ameeri's new line would help substitute some of those with ones made in Bahrain.
Parapets dramatically reduce these pressure differences at roof edges (Figure 3).
That was given a grant of pounds 50,000 towards a pounds 200,000 job on its spire and tower parapets.
Hill and Smith Holdings has transferred steel parapet production from its Birmingham factory to Lionweld Kennedy in Middlesbrough.
The aluminium parapets being replaced, prevented cars crashing off elevated road sections.
The spectacular headland has been the focus of ongoing works since investigations on safety fences and masonry parapets following the Selby rail disaster of February 2001 revealed that the low parapet wall that separates the main A55 carriage way from the railway line was too weak to stop a vehicle falling on the track.
A new room in stainless steel at the parapet level of the factory registers the large sky of the agricultural landscape.
The Appeals Court found that the new parapets and cornices were lighter and stronger than the prior ones.
Miller Formless machines are used to construct curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bridge parapets, and median barriers.