fortification

Part of speech: noun

The act, art, or science of fortifying.

Part of speech: noun

A military defensive work; a fort.

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Usage examples "fortification":

  1. As one approaches from the ocean towards the bay, the south side of the Golden Gate exhibits a shelving point of land which terminates in a long fortification called Fort Point. - "Shepp's Photographs of the World", James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp.
  2. It is my plan that we circle around the encampment, even beyond St. Leger's quarters, in order to get a general idea of what may be goin' on, an', havin' arrived at the road westward of the fortification, you lads shall get in hidin' while I try once more to open communication with the garrison. - "The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley", James Otis.
  3. They fled by night, carrying with them the spoil they had taken from their masters, only to find that the gate of the great line of fortification which protected the eastern frontier of Egypt was closed against them. - "Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations", Archibald Sayce.