Glassis

Glassis: A sloping embankment usually covered with grass outside fortifications. The angle of the slope is constructed so that it can be commanded by guns of the fort, or by concealed infantry fire.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.141.

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