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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Covered \Cov"ered\ (k?v"?rd), a. Under cover; screened; sheltered; not exposed; hidden. [1913 Webster] Covered way (Fort.), a corridor or banquette along the top of the counterscarp and covered by an embankment whose slope forms the glacis. It gives the garrison an open line of communication around the works, and a standing place beyond the ditch. See Illust. of Ravelin. [1913 Webster]