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glacis


glacis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glacis  \Gla"cis\,  n.  [F.  glacis;  --  so  named  from  its 
  smoothness.  See  {Glacier}.] 
  A  gentle  slope,  or  a  smooth,  gently  sloping  bank;  especially 
  (Fort.),  that  slope  of  earth  which  inclines  from  the  covered 
  way  toward  the  exterior  ground  or  country  (see  Illust.  of 
  {Ravelin}).