Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Orillon

O-ril′lon

,
Noun.
[F., lit., a little ear, from
oreille
an ear, fr. L.
oricula
,
auricula
, dim. of
auris
an ear. See
Ear
.]
(Fort.)
A semicircular projection made at the shoulder of a bastion for the purpose of covering the retired flank, – found in old fortresses.

Webster 1828 Edition


Orillon

ORIL'LON

,
Noun.
In fortification, a rounding of earth, faced with a wall, raised on the shoulder of those bastions that have casemates, to cover the cannon in the retired flank, and prevent their being dismounted.

Definition 2022


orillon

orillon

English

Noun

orillon (plural orillons)

  1. A semicircular projection made at the shoulder of a bastion for the purpose of covering the retired flank, found in old fortresses.