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Noun: bulwark  bûl-wu(r)k
  1. An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    "they stormed the bulwarks of the city";
    - rampart, wall
  2. A fencelike structure around a deck
  3. A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    - breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, seawall, jetty
Verb: bulwark  bûl-wu(r)k
  1. Defend with a bulwark

Derived forms: bulwarked, bulwarks, bulwarking

Type of: barrier, defend, embankment

Part of: fortification, munition, ship

Encyclopedia: Bulwark, Chepstow