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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French parapet.

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parapet ‎(plural parapets)

  1. A low retaining wall.
  2. Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 26, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Maccario, it was evident, did not care to take the risk of blundering upon a picket, and a man led them by twisting paths until at last the hacienda rose blackly before them. Appleby could see it dimly, a blur of shadowy buildings with the ridge of roof parapet alone cutting hard and sharp against the clearing sky.
  3. A fortification consisting of a wall.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian parapetto, from parare(to shield) + petto(chest).

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parapet m ‎(plural parapets)

  1. parapet

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French parapet, from Italian parapetto.

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parapet m ‎(plural parapets)

  1. (Jersey) parapet

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parapet

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parapet m inan ‎(diminutive parapecik)

  1. sill; window sill

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