a level platform behind a parapet, rampart, etc., where guns are mounted
Origin of terrepleinFrench from Italian terrepieno from terrapienare, to fill with earth, terrace from terra (see terrace) + pienare, to fill from Classical Latin plenus, full: see plenty
A platform or level ground surface on which heavy guns are mounted.
Origin of terrepleinFrench terreplein from Italian terrapieno from terrapienare to fill with earth terra earth ( from Latin; see ters- in Indo-European roots.) pieno full ( from Latin plēnus ; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.)