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Definitions of bastion

  1. a group that defends a principle; "a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. projecting part of a rampart or other fortification Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. A kind of tower at the angles of a fortification. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A mass of earth or masonry jutting from a rampart. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A projecting part of a fortification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. bast'yun, n. a kind of tower at the angles of a fortification.--adj. BAST'IONED. [Fr.--O. Fr. bastir, to build.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Projecting part of fortification, irregular pentagon with its base in the line (or at an angle) of the main works. Hence bastioned a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. [Fr.] Interior work in permanent fortification, consisting of two faces joined together in a salient angle, with two flanks retired from their other extremities. A demi-bastion has one face and one flank. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. n. [French] A part of the main enclosure which projects toward the exterior, consisting of the faces and the finks. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A huge mass of earth, usually faced with sods, standing out from a rampart, a bulwark. Complete Dictionary

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