Definition of ringwork in English:

ringwork

noun

Archaeology
  • The circular entrenchment of a minor medieval castle, especially a fortified Norman manor.

    • ‘As time permitted, larger, purpose-built earth and timber castles of motte and bailey plan, or ringworks, were constructed.’
    • ‘Earth and timber fortifications were hastily erected, whether in motte-and-bailey or in ringwork form, in new areas during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.’
    • ‘William's suppression of the south-western revolt of 1067-68 resulted in the construction of a large ringwork castle in the city of Exeter; the building of other castles in the region followed.’

Pronunciation

ringwork

/ˈrɪŋwəːk/