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Bulwark

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Noun

1. bulwark, rampart, wall

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

Example Sentences:
'they stormed the ramparts of the city'
'they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down'

2. bulwark

a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

3. breakwater, bulwark, groin, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall

a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Verb

4. bulwark

defend with a bulwark

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Bulwark

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noun
1. 
a wall or similar structure used as a fortification; rampart
2. 
a person or thing acting as a defence against injury, annoyance, etc
3. (often plural) nautical
a solid vertical fencelike structure along the outward sides of a deck
4. 
a breakwater or mole
verb
5. (transitive)
to defend or fortify with or as if with a bulwark

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Bulwark

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noun
1. 
an earthwork or defensive wall; fortified rampart
2. 
breakwater
3. 
a person or thing serving as a strong defense or protection
4.  [usually pl.]
the part of a ship's side above the deck
verb transitive
5. 
to provide bulwarks for
6. 
to be a bulwark to

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Bulwark

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n.
1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart.
2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard: "We have seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger" (James Madison).
3. A breakwater.
4. often bulwarks The part of a ship's side that is above the upper deck.
tr.v. bul·warked, bul·wark·ing, bul·warks
1. To fortify with a wall, embankment, or rampart.
2. To provide defense or protection for: "the wetland that bulwarked the pond" (Edward Hoagland).

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