Acropolis (Ancient Greek: ἀκρόπολις, akropolis; from akros (άκρος) or akron (άκρον), “highest, topmost, outermost” and polis (πόλις), “city”; plural in English: acropoles, acropoleis or acropolises) was in ancient Greece a settlement, especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground—frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defense.
Għargħar Battery (Maltese: Batterija tal-Għargħar), also known as Ta’ Ittuila Battery (Maltese: Batterija ta’ Ittuila) and Ta’ Xindi Battery (Maltese: Batterija ta’ Xindi), was an artillery battery in present-day San Ġwann, Malta, built by Maltese insurgents during the French blockade of 1798-1800. It was part of a chain of batteries, redoubts and entrenchments encircling the French positions in Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.
a) large cage with separate internal compartments. b) a type of large fishing trap. c) Large wicker baskets filled with earth used by soldiers to help defend exposed positions.
A bank sloping down from a fort which exposes attackers to the defenders’ missiles.
Name of Tower in Armier, Malta.
Counterfort, A defensive fortification, such as constructed by a besieging force for protection.
Countermine: A. an excavation dug to intercept another dug by an enemy. B. Tunnel excavated purposely as part of a defensive infrastructure and designed to house an explosive charge which is fired when the enemy occupies the ground directly above.
Counterscarp: the outer wall of a ditch in a fortification.
curtain wall: a defensive wall between two towers (bastions) of a castle, fortress,or town.