Definition of Defensive structure
1. Noun. A structure used to defend against attack. "The artillery battered down the defenses"
Specialized synonyms: Cheval-de-frise, Chevaux-de-frise, Fortification, Munition, Fort, Fortress, Line Of Defence, Line Of Defense, Outwork, Fastness, Stronghold
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
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Literary usage of Defensive structure
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scotland in Pagan Times: The Iron Age by Joseph Anderson (1883)
"... in the island of Whalsay, in Shetland, there is a small island containing a defensive structure of dry-built masonry (Fig. 244) which is plainly not a ..."
2. Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985-1991 by Coit D. Blacker (1993)
"... defensive structure, amending the theory of military art, and developing fundamentally new theses for training and using Armed Forces in line with new ..."
3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1899)
"Again in relation to defensive structure he remarks " there can be, we think, little doubt that all the purely defensive structures of insects—hairs, ..."
4. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray (1983)
"The pressure of Allied air and ground forces, landed and supported by their navies, caused the Wehrmacht's entire defensive structure in France to collapse. ..."
5. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"If one defines disarmament-compatibility in the realm of conventional weapons such that rearmament would foster a defensive structure, then all the concepts ..."
6. Engineer Field Manual by United States Army. Corps of Engineers, United States War Dept (1912)
"Nearly 400 of these were erected, most of them in a single month. 47. Flanking defenses.—Bead angles in front of a defensive structure may he ..."