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Definition of the noun Redan

What does Redan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: redans

  1. A defensive fortification work in the shape of a V.


  1. Redan is a census-designated place in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 33,015. It is an affluent predominantly African American community in eastern DeKalb County.
  2. Redan is an inner suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia immediately south of Ballarat Central. The population at the 2011 census was 2,976.
    • also known as Redan, Victoria
    • part of Victoria


Redan is a term related to fortifications. It is a work in a V-shaped salient angle toward an expected attack. It can be made from earthworks or other material.

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Google previewBunkers, Pits & Other Hazards (2006)

A Guide to the Design, Maintenance, and Preservation of Golf's Essential Elements by Forrest L. Richardson, Mark K. Fine

The Redan COURSE: North Berwick Golf Links, West Links, North Berwick, Scotland ARCHITECT: David Strath (Greenkeeper), 1876 A redan is a well fortified position, a fortification where two parapets meet at a salient' angle. The word redan ...

Google previewA Civil War Round Table Quiz Book (2013)

by Dave Smith

A redan is an earthwork thrown up around an individual field gun to protect it and its ...

Google previewFields of Honor (2009)

by Edwin C. Bearss

Located here is Stockade Redan. Fronting Stockade Redan is a ditch or dry moat .

Google previewMrs Duberly's War (2008)

Journal and Letters from the Crimea, 1854-6 by Christine Kelly

The Redan is a succession ...

Google previewPortraits of Conflict (1993)

A Photographic History of Mississippi in the Civil War by Bobby Leon Roberts, Carl H. Moneyhon

A redan is a fortified position in advance of a main line of fortifications. One of the few true redans along the Vicksburg fortifications was a small earthern fortification that protected the point where the Southern Railroad of Mississippi entered the ...

Google previewAmerican encyclopedic dictionary (1897)

by Robert Hunter, John Alfred Williams, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage

The redan is a work having two faces, uniting so as to form a salient angle toward the enemy. Adverting to tho most ancient Fs. mentioned in history, we find Greek cities surrounded with walls of brick and rubble, and occasionally of stone in ...

Google previewLibrary of Universal Knowledge (1881)

A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers' Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Editors

Regarded by itself, the redan is a work of very little strength since there is no flanking tire to protect its faces, and nothing to prevent an enemy from forcing an entrance at the gorge; but redans are useful in many positions, and therapid- « ity ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Crimean War (2002)

by Guy Arnold

117 REDAN, THE. The Redan fort or redoubt, with the Malakov, was one of the two key fortifications of Sebastopol and it was recognized throughout the siege that these two forts had to be taken if ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare (2001)

An Illustrated World View by Byron Farwell

Redan. In fortifications, a salient work of two ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1899)

The Redan may be considered the most simple form of defensive work, though a straight parapet terminating by short returns at each Hank, in the form either of epaulements or of regular parapets, may occasionally be combined with defensive ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

redan A diminutive ravelin. Rayonnant style rear arch 1. An inner arch of an opening which is smaller in size than the external arch of the opening and may be different in shape. 2. See arriere-voussure. rear ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Redan, rēdan′,n. (fort.) thesimplest form of fieldwork, consisting of two faces which form a salient angle towards the enemy, servingto cover abridgeor ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1855)

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The redan may be considered the most simple form of defensive work, though a portion of straight parapet terminating by short returns at each flank, either in the form of epaule- ments or of regular parapets, may occasionally be combined with ...

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Scrabble value of R1E1D2A1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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