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 for Redan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redan \Re*dan"\ (r?*d?n"), n. [F., for OF. redent a double
     notching or jagging, as in the teeth of a saw, fr. L. pref.
     re- re- + dens, dentis, a tooth. Cf. Redented.] [Written
     sometimes redent and redens.]
     1. (Fort.) A work having two parapets whose faces unite so as
        to form a salient angle toward the enemy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A step or vertical offset in a wall on uneven ground, to
        keep the parts level.
        [1913 Webster]

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