TRAVERSE , in fortification, amass of
See also:earth or other material employed to protect troops against enfilade . It is constructed at right angles to the
See also:parapet manned by the defenders, and is continued sufficiently far to the
See also:rear to give the
See also:protection required by the circumstances, which, moreover, determine its height . A traverse is sometimes utilized as a casemate . Ordinary
See also:works, not less than those of more solid construction, require traversing, though if the trenches, instead of being continuous, are broken into
See also:short lengths, they are traversed by the unbroken earth intervening between each length .
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