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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 breast·work /ˈbrɛstˌwɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breast·work n.
 1. Fort. A defensive work of moderate height, hastily thrown up, of earth or other material.
 2. Naut. A railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : fortification consisting of a low wall [syn: parapet]