What does the word bastion mean?

Usage examples for bastion

  1. In order to secure privacy for a conference, they decided to go and breakfast in a bastion near the enemy's lines, and wagered with some officers they would stay there an hour. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. At the angle is a sort of bastion, or look- out place, commanding a view of the lake. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  3. Roy sees it, throws up his arms wildly, and with a cry- The bastion! – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel