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bulwark

bul·wark

bulwark

 
 
pronunciation:
bUl wrk [or] buhl wrk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wall or wall-like structure, often made of earth and used for defense; rampart.
They constructed a bulwark around the castle.
synonyms:
parapet, rampart
similar words:
bastion, embankment, fortification, outwork, redoubt, wall
definition 2: anything or anyone that provides strength, support, or protection.
That law is a bulwark against corruption.
synonyms:
bastion, buttress, fortification
similar words:
assurance, buffer, encouragement, guard, mainstay, pillar, prop, protection, rampart, reinforcement, safeguard, shield, stay, stronghold
definition 3: (usu. pl.) the portion of the side of a ship that extends above the upper deck.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bulwarked, bulwarking, bulwarks
definition: to provide protection with or as though with a bulwark.
synonyms:
rampart
similar words:
buttress, fortify, mound, reinforce