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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 ?
There were the two watchmen, sure enough: red-cap on his back, as stiff as a handspike, with his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix and his teeth showing through his open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bulwarks, his chin on his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tallow candle.
For a long time, leaning against the bulwark, I gazed over the stern at the gray column that seemed to stand swaying slightly in our wake always at the same distance.
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.
But wilder yet was the cry, and shriller still the scream, when there rose up from the shadow of those silent bulwarks the long lines of the English bowmen, and the arrows whizzed in a deadly sleet among the unprepared masses upon the pirate decks.
Cowed and disheartened by the loss of their leader, the Normans had given back and were now streaming over the bulwarks on to their own galley, dropping a dozen at a time on to her deck, But the anchor still held them in its crooked claw, and Sir Oliver with fifty men was hard upon their heels.
Ford's feet reached the edge of the bulwarks, and his hand clutching a rope he swung himself on board.
The pirate leader had stood by the bulwarks, a cord round his arms, and two stout archers on either side.
Thus arrayed they no longer hesitated, but flung themselves lightly over the bulwarks, and were quickly frolicking about the decks.
The pirates respectfully cleared a passage for him, and it was only when he brought up against the bulwarks that he spoke.
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.
There was another sound of tearing, the backbone flew over the bulwarks, and the fish, headless, gutted, and open, splashed in the tub, sending the salt water into Harvey's astonished mouth.
Penn doubled up, gasping among the fish, Manuel bowed back and forth to supple himself, and Long Jack leaned over the bulwarks.
Summary: Jose Menacherry, managing director, Bulwark Distribution on how customers should consider safeguarding from cybersecurity threats as a "continuous battle".
UAE-based IT security value-added distributor (VAD) Bulwark Technologies, has said it will be participating at InfoSecurity ME 2018 to be held in Abu Dhabi from 6th to 8th March, where it will demonstrate all-round IT security solutions.
Speculation about the loss of 1,000 marines and a threat to the Royal Navy's two Albion-class amphibious assault ships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, came amid the National Security Capability Review (NSCR).