Italian Parapet's Low Protective Wall

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A parapet is a low protective wall at the edge of a roof, balcony, walkway, terrace or other structure. The word originally comes from the Italian Parapetto meaning ‘Chest-high wall’, coming from para – ‘protecting’ and petto – ‘chest’. The word was first used in the late 16th Century and also has a German equivalent of Brustwehr which means breastwork or rampant.

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