CAVALIER

, in Fortification, a mount of earth raised in a fortress higher than the other works, on which to place cannon &c for scouring the field, or opposing a commanding work. Cavaliers are of different shapes; and are bordered with a parapet, to cover the cannon mounted upon them; their situation is also various, either in the curtain, bastion, or gorge. The cavalier is sometimes called a double bastion, and its use is to overlook the enemy's batteries, and to scour their trenches.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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CATACOUSTICS
CATAPULT
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CATHETUS
CATOPTRICS
* CAVALIER
CAVALIERI (Bonaventura)
CAVETTO
CEGINUS
CELERITY
CELESTIAL Globe