Definition of Line of defence
1. Noun. Any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something. "Police are the major line of defense against crime"
2. Noun. Defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack.
Specialized synonyms: Abatis, Abattis
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Defensive Structure
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Literary usage of Line of defence
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"To him in the Crimea this inner line of defence was what oxygen is to a peasant—a blessing unperceived and unheard of, on which his existence depended. ii ..."
2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"General Lee loses* hia entire line of defence, and the Southside Railroad. —THIS EVACUATION OF RICHMOND.—Great surprise in the Confederate capital. ..."
3. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... Hormaza—The French retreat behind Pancorbo and blow up the castle of Burgos—Wellington crosses the upper Ebro and turns the French line of defence—St. ..."
4. The Mexican War: A History of Its Origin, and a Detailed Account of the by Edward Deering Mansfield (1849)
"CHAPTER XII. i ''' ' ''* is Mexican Line of Defence.—Position of the American and Mexican Armies.—Action of the 19th.—Position in the Hamlet of Contreras. ..."
5. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1839)
"... Hormaza—The French retreat behind Pancorbo and blow up the castle of Burgos—Wellington crosses the upper Ebro and turns the French line of defence—Si. ..."
6. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"The line of defence, therefore, in the American 44 gun ships, ... But it u to be observed, that the length of line of defence by no means implies strength. ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Formerly villages were very important adjuncts to u line of defence, ... If a wood has to be occupied in a line of defence, it is probable that in most ..."