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Sandbag vs. Parapet — What's the Difference?

Sandbag vs. Parapet — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sandbag and Parapet

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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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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').
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Sandbag

A bag filled with sand and used as ballast, in the formation of protective walls, or as a weapon.
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Parapet

A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
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Sandbag

To put sandbags in or around.
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Parapet

An earthen or stone embankment protecting soldiers from enemy fire.
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Sandbag

To hit with a sandbag.
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Parapet

A low protective wall.
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Sandbag

To treat severely or unjustly.
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Parapet

Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
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Sandbag

To force by crude means; coerce
Sandbagged us into cleaning up their mess.
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Parapet

(military) A fortification consisting of a wall.
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Sandbag

To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in a game or activity in order to deceive (someone), especially in gambling
Sandbagged the pool player by playing poorly in the first game when stakes were low.
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Parapet

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

To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
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Parapet

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

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

A low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
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Sandbag

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

Fortification consisting of a low wall
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Sandbag

An engraver's leather cushion, etc.
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Sandbag

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

(transitive) To construct a barrier of sandbags around.
We sandbagged the basement windows against the floodwaters.
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Sandbag

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

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

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

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

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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Sandbag

To treat harshly or unfairly.
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Sandbag

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

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

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

To intimidate or coerce, especially by crude methods.
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Sandbag

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

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.
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Sandbag

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

Treat harshly or unfairly
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Sandbag

Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means;
They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone
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Sandbag

Hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
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Sandbag

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

Protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up;
The residents sandbagged the beach front
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