Bulwarks



a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart.
any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance:
The new dam was a bulwark against future floods.
any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt:
Religion was his bulwark.
Usually, bulwarks. Nautical. a solid wall enclosing the perimeter of a weather or main deck for the protection of persons or objects on deck.
to fortify or protect with a bulwark; secure by or as if by a fortification.
Contemporary Examples

GOP Needs More Northeast Republicans to Save the Party John Avlon January 29, 2013

Historical Examples

Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
Beowulf Anonymous
Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
The Universal Reciter Various
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving
The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott

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

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