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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
(Fr. = back cover), a term used in fortification, expressing a work the purpose of which is to cover the defenders of a line of trenches or parapet from reverse fire, i.e. fire from the rear.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Parados'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/p/parados.html. 1910.