bulwark

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Synonyms for bulwark

Synonyms for bulwark

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

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a protective structure of stone or concrete

defend with a bulwark

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References in classic literature ?
He jammed one end of the board into two nicks in the bulwarks, kicked out the leg, and ducked just in time to avoid a swinging blow from the man-o'-war's man.
Discipline, order, method, common care, we brought none of these things with us from our floating furnace; but we fought to be first over the bulwarks, and in the bottom of the long-boat we fought again.
The pirates respectfully cleared a passage for him, and it was only when he brought up against the bulwarks that he spoke.
He shouted a hoarse order, and his seamen worked swiftly and silently, heightening the bulwarks and strengthening them.
It was very dark on the quarter deck of the Ferndale between the deep bulwarks overshadowed by the break of the poop and frowned upon by the front of the warehouse.
We were flying light, and you may imagine how bad it was when I tell you we had smashed bulwarks and a flooded deck.
The fool,'' answered Wamba, raising the relics of a gammon of bacon, ``will take care to erect a bulwark against the knave.
Here I expect we shall be told that the militia of the country is its natural bulwark, and would be at all times equal to the national defense.
WE HAVE seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator of peace among ourselves, as the guardian of our commerce and other common interests, as the only substitute for those military establishments which have subverted the liberties of the Old World, and as the proper antidote for the diseases of faction, which have proved fatal to other popular governments, and of which alarming symptoms have been betrayed by our own.
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the bulwark is defective, the State will be weak.
Fallen is the wall on which we relied as an impregnable bulwark both for us and our fleet.