Antonine Wall

noun
a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain
Instance Hypernyms: ↑rampart, ↑bulwark, ↑wall
Part Holonyms: ↑Scotland

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