See also: épaule, épaulé, êpaule, and êpaûle



From French épaule (shoulder, shoulder of a bastion). See epaulet, and compare spall (the shoulder).


epaule (plural epaules)

  1. The shoulder of a bastion, or the place where its face and flank meet and form the angle, called the angle of the shoulder.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for epaule in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)