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Sandbag vs. Parapet

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Sandbagnoun

A sturdy sack filled with sand, generally used in large numbers to make defensive walls against flooding, bullets, or shrapnel.

Parapetnoun

A low protective wall.

Sandbagnoun

A small bag filled with sand and used as a cudgel.

Parapetnoun

Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.

Sandbagnoun

An engraver's leather cushion, etc.

Parapetnoun

(military) A fortification consisting of a wall.

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Sandbagnoun

(poker) A deceptive play whereby a player with a strong hand bets weakly or passively.

Parapetnoun

A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.

Sandbagverb

(transitive) To construct a barrier of sandbags around.

‘We sandbagged the basement windows against the floodwaters.’;

Parapetnoun

A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.

Sandbagverb

(transitive) To strike someone with a sandbag or other object to disable or render unconscious.

Parapetnoun

a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

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Sandbagverb

To conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent in order to gain an advantage.

Parapetnoun

fortification consisting of a low wall

Sandbagverb

(transitive) To deceive someone by pretending to be weak, or (card games) by pretending to have a weak hand.

Parapet

A parapet is a barrier that is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure. The word comes ultimately from the Italian parapetto (parare 'to cover/defend' and petto 'chest/breast').

Sandbagverb

To pretend to drink early on so that, as the night draws on, one can drink everybody else "under the table".

Sandbagnoun

A bag filled with sand; small sandbags may be used as a weapon, or larger ones to build walls or as ballast; as, they kept the flooding river from the area by buiding a temmporary dike out of sandbags.

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Sandbagverb

To treat harshly or unfairly.

Sandbagverb

To hit something or somebody with or as if with a sandbag.

Sandbagverb

To protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; as, the residents sandbagged the beach front.

Sandbagverb

To thwart (another person's plans) by surreptitious maneuvers; as, he sandbagged my proposal by talking in private with other members of the committee.

Sandbagverb

To intimidate or coerce, especially by crude methods.

Sandbagverb

To deceive and take advantage of (a person) by misrepresenting one's true intentions.

Sandbagverb

To encourage opponents into betting more by first refraining from betting while having a strong hand, and only later raising the stakes. In informal games, certain types of sandbagging are forbidden.

Sandbagnoun

a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast

Sandbagverb

treat harshly or unfairly

Sandbagverb

compel by coercion, threats, or crude means;

‘They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone’;

Sandbagverb

hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag

Sandbagverb

downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling

Sandbagverb

protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up;

‘The residents sandbagged the beach front’;

Sandbag

A sandbag or dirtbag is a bag or sack made of hessian (burlap), polypropylene or other sturdy materials that is filled with sand or soil and used for such purposes as flood control, military fortification in trenches and bunkers, shielding glass windows in war zones, ballast, counterweight, and in other applications requiring mobile fortification, such as adding improvised additional protection to armored vehicles or tanks. The advantages are that the bags and sand are inexpensive.

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