What does the word fortification mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Archibald Sayce