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Definitions of bastion

  1. projecting part of a rampart or other fortification Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An earthwork faced with brick or stone, projecting from the main body of a fort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A kind of tower at the angles of a fortification. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A mass of earth or masonry jutting from a rampart. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A projecting part of a fortification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An advanced work with two flanks and two faces, standing out from the angles of a rampart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A mass of earth built as a wall and faced with sods or bricks, standing out from a fortified work to protect its walls. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bastion

  1. It was difficult to make half Europe into one great Spanish fortification, guarding its every bastion and every point of the curtain, without far more extensive armaments than the " Great King," as the Leaguers proposed that Philip should entitle himself, had ever had at his disposal. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Part of the foundation of the Tower consists of a bastion of the Roman wall. – The History of London by Walter Besant
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