Definition Of bulwark

noun

a defensive wall.

After landing virtually unopposed, the Fifth Corps moved toward the San Juan Heights, the principal bulwark in the first of three defensive lines around the city.

an extension of a ship's sides above the level of the deck.

I met with some disaster, lost part of my bulwarks and main top gallant mast but by the blessing of God I was preserved and brought here in safety on the 17th of October…

Example Of bulwark

  • A nearly 8-inch high bulwark and 28-inch high double lifelines completely surround the deck area.

  • After landing virtually unopposed, the Fifth Corps moved toward the San Juan Heights, the principal bulwark in the first of three defensive lines around the city.

  • An investigation is under way into an incident in January at Hull as the unladen vessel Kemira Gas was making an approach to Saltend jetties and collided with the Sand End Light Float, causing minor damage to the tug's bulwark and the float.

  • And a bold, well-communicated agenda provides a bulwark against politicians offering division rather than solutions.

  • And during these 60 years, our Army maintained its visible bulwark of thousands of troops deployed against the worldwide threat of the Communist powers in Europe and Asia.


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