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Noun: parapet  per-u-pit or 'per-u,pet [N. Amer], pa-ru-pit or 'pa-ru,pet [Brit]
  1. A low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
  2. Fortification consisting of a low wall
    - breastwork

Derived forms: parapets

Type of: fortification, munition, wall

Encyclopedia: Parapet