A Mathematical and Philosphical Dictionary
, or DE the terre-plein of ditto,
FG the talus, and GH the upper part, of the banquette,
HL the interior side of the parapet,
LM the upper part of ditto,
N the cordon of 1 foot radius,
NP the depth, and Pn the breadth of the ditch,
OQ interior side of revetement,
NR the scarp or exterior side of ditto,
ST the depth of the foundation,
YZ revetement of the parapet,
nu the counterscarp,
mc the covert-way,
ce talus of the banquette,
ef the upper part of ditto,
fh parapet of the covert-way,
hg the glacis.
Other sections are at fig. 2, pl. 12.
Fortified Place, a Fortress, or Fortification, i. e. a place well flanked, and sheltered with works.Fortin
, or Fortlet, a diminitive of the word Fort, meaning a little fort, or sconce, called also Field Fort.
Star Fortin, is that whose sides flan keach other, &c.