Definitions

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  • n. A stone breastwork; a fortified niche or look-out post.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In South Africa, a low stone wall or screen built to protect a firing party; a trench. See trench. Also sungar.

Etymologies

From Pashto  (sangar). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Around South Armagh, a predominantly republican area, the police state manifested itself most oppressively in Crossmaglen's RUC station and barracks, the infamous 'Borucki Sangar' a sangar is a temporary fortification, which loomed, stark and medieval, in the middle of a row of shops and pubs on the main square, its watchtower all-seeing.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The unnamed marine, whose next of kin have been informed, died manning a sandbag fortification known as a sangar at a patrol base in Sangin, Helmand province.

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  • Found a box of 20 by the roadside and a couple of loose rounds near where we had our "sangar".

    Army Rumour Service

  • PD Bina Usaha Rp600 juta, dan PDAM menyambut datangnya tahun baru ing Pantonlabu. (cmun) Aceh, bukan lambing 'sangar' yang pameran. (b10)

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  • The soldier climbed on top of a sandbagged 'sangar' observation platform to pinpoint enemy firing positions coming from at least five different locations in order to direct air and ground fire onto them.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • The 'super sangar' watchtower that stood at the entrance to the town of Newtonhamilton was a kind of landmark, a looming presence that told you in no uncertain terms that you were home again after a weekend visit to Dublin.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • On the left, Bloody Post, a little in advance of the sangar, took its toll of the defenders.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • On the left was a short sangar or breastwork of stones, which afforded both protection and cohesion of forces, but between that and the village the men sheltered behind rocks and in the natural depressions of the ground, thereby making a line which it was very difficult to keep intact.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • His vigorous pursuit kept the enemy busy, but eventually they pulled him up in front of a roughly-made sangar.

    The Kangaroo Marines

  • We only just had time to take cover in a sangar as they opened fire from the opposite hill.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

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