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bastion

bas·tion

bastion

 
pronunciation:
baes chn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pentagon-shaped portion of a rampart or fortification that projects outward.
They could see the army advancing from the bastion of the castle.
similar words:
balcony, bulwark, citadel, fortification, rampart, turret
definition 2: a fortified or well-protected position or area.
From their bastion, the armed prisoners fired on police.
synonyms:
fortification, stronghold
similar words:
citadel, donjon, fort, fortress, garrison
definition 3: something that acts as a safeguard for a principle or idea.
We consider our Constitution a bastion of justice.
synonyms:
bulwark, safeguard
similar words:
citadel, rampart, stronghold
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derivation: bastioned (adj.)