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capponiera (or caponiera)

English translation: caponiere

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Italian term or phrase:capponiera (or caponiera)
English translation:caponiere
Entered by: Ivana UK
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00:03 Sep 4, 2006
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
Italian term or phrase: capponiera (or caponiera)
This is a type of strucure.

Description:

Opera addizionale di fortificazione caratteristica delle opere bastionate, destinata al fiancheggiamento dei fossati; può avere posizioni diverse rispetto alla scarpa del fosso e assumere le forme più svariate.
Solitamente si tratta di una postazione a cielo aperto protetta (detta anche capannato).
Ivana UK
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:15
caponiere
Explanation:
http://dict.die.net/caponiere/

Caponiere \Cap`o*niere"\, n. [F. caponni[`e]re, fr. Sp.
caponera, orig., a cage for fattening capons, hence, a place
of refuge; cf. It. capponiera. See Capon.] (Fort.)
A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the
enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

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Caponiere
(definition) by Webster 1913 (print) Tue Dec 21 1999 at 22:21:07

Cap`o*niere" (?), n. [F. caponniere, fr. Sp. caponera, orig., a cage for fattening capons, hence, a place of refuge; cf. It. capponiera. See Capon.] Fort.

A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

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caponiere


Explanation:
http://dict.die.net/caponiere/

Caponiere \Cap`o*niere"\, n. [F. caponni[`e]re, fr. Sp.
caponera, orig., a cage for fattening capons, hence, a place
of refuge; cf. It. capponiera. See Capon.] (Fort.)
A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the
enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

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Note added at 6 mins (2006-09-04 00:09:55 GMT)
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http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=202077

Caponiere
(definition) by Webster 1913 (print) Tue Dec 21 1999 at 22:21:07

Cap`o*niere" (?), n. [F. caponniere, fr. Sp. caponera, orig., a cage for fattening capons, hence, a place of refuge; cf. It. capponiera. See Capon.] Fort.

A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.



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