Definitions of bulwark

  1. To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. defend with a bulwark Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To fortify with a bulwark. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To fortify with a rampart; to protect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a fence-like structure around a deck Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A mound of earth raised around a place as a defense against cannon-shot; a fort-like structure; a rampart; the boarding round the sides of a ship, above the level of the deck; any means of protection or defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A fortification or rampart: any means of defence or security. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A rampart; fortification; defence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A rampart; fortification; defense; raised side of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A rampart; a fortification; any means of defence or protection, originally made of the boles or trunks of trees; the railboards of a ship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bulwark

  1. The jolly- boat's clean gone; the life- boat's a wreck; the to'gallant bulwark both sides, is gone, for'ard of the fore riggin'; the staysail blowed out of the bolt- ropes directly the gale struck us; and- worst of all- we've lost three of our little crowd. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  2. Ephraim shall lose her bulwark And Damascus her sovereignty, And the rest of Syria shall perish; Like the Israelites shall they be, Saith the Lord of Hosts." – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman