(intransitive) To stand up; arise; be erect; rise.
A low protective wall.
A section of a roof covering or flashing which turns up against a vertical surface.
Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
(construction) (of a beam) Having its top surface above the slab with which it integrates; "an upstand beam".
(military) A fortification consisting of a wall.
To stand up; to be erected; to rise.
‘At once upstood the monarch, and upstoodThe wise Ulysses.’;
A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
fortification consisting of a low wall
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').