bulwark

Part of speech: noun

A rampart; fortification; defense; raised side of a ship.

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Usage examples "bulwark":

  1. A grating had been lashed against the bulwark, and another placed on deck beside it. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.
  2. It's the bulwark of the British Constitution. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.
  3. All that he could do was to hold stoutly to that last bulwark of civilisation. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.