Meaning of vallum in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvaləm/


  • (in ancient Rome) a defensive wall, rampart, or stockade.

    ‘There was a ditch on the north side, and a military zone on the south defined by an earthwork called the vallum.’
    • ‘The final addition was the ‘vallum’ to the rear of the wall.’
    • ‘A vallum some 27 feet wide and nine feet deep was dug as further protection for the wall.’


Latin, collective from vallus ‘stake, palisade’.