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An often squat building with thick, loopholed walls and a flat roof, designed to accommodate a variety of weapons, usually strategically positioned to cover a vulnerable point in a defensive system.

Related Terms

Term Note
GUN EMPLACEMENT A fortified site in which a gun, mortar or cannon is positioned.
SLIT TRENCH A short trench used to protect troops or to provide defensive fire from, often dug for practice purposes.
TANK TRAP An object or structure designed to obstruct the progress of a tank or armoured vehicle. Use more specific term where known.

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