glacis

suomi-englanti sanakirja

glacis englanniksi

  1. A gentle incline in front of a fortification.

  2. 1926, (w), ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'', New York: Anchor (1991), p. 130:

  3. their hearts had failed them at the silence and the blaze of lighted ships from end to end of the harbour, with eerie beams of the searchlights revealing the bleakness of the glacis they would have to cross.
  4. The angled armour plate on the front of a tank; plate.

  5. An erosional or depositional landform, with little slope.

  6. A device for sorting mail which slides parcels across a sloped surface.

  7. (ca-verb form of)

  8. (io-form of)