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  • alcazaba: A Moorish fortress.
  • arx: The fortress or citadel of an ancient town; it contained the principal temples of the deities who presided over the city, which were placed within the enclosure for the sake of protection.
  • cavalier: A raised portion of a fortress for commanding adjacent defenses or for the placement of weapons.
  • escarp: In a fortress, the outer, often sloping sheer walls below the ramparts.
  • fortress: A fortress is an urban center that has a massive stone enclosing wall to protect the inhabitants from bands of thieves, vagrants and advancing armies. Fortresses were known in the Mycean civilization (2000 B.C.), all through the middle ages, and are being built again in smaller and more sophisticated form as “gated communities.”
  • guard house: A building, as in a fortress, a prison, or the like, in which the guard is stationed. Its purpose is the same as that of the guard room. 2. Locally, or perhaps anciently, the term retained in certain districts for a jail or place of confinement.
  • hornwork: Fortress outwork with two half bastions.
  • horn-work: In fortifications, an outer defense of two half-bastions linked to the main fortress.
  • inner bailey: A central area of a medieval fortress.
  • kale: A Turkish citadel or fortress.
  • qala’a: An Arab fortress or stronghold built on a hill. Same as kal’a.
  • stronghold: See fortress.
  • zwinger: The protective fortress of a city. 2. By extension, the modern name of several German palaces, or parts of palaces.
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