a group that defends a principle
"a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism"
a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
a projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
a well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel
a person, or thing, who strongly defends some principle
a work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin
A bastion is an angular structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of an artillery fortification. The fully developed bastion consists of two faces and two flanks with fire from the flanks being able to protect the curtain wall and also the adjacent bastions. It is one element in the style of fortification dominant from the mid 16th to mid 19th centuries. Bastion fortifications offered a greater degree of passive resistance and more scope for ranged defense in the age of gunpowder artillery compared with the medieval fortifications they replaced.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bast′yun, n. a kind of tower at the angles of a fortification.—adj. Bast′ioned. [Fr.—O. Fr. bastir, to build.]
The numerical value of bastion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bastion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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This is the last bastion of cage confinement in industrial ag.
And as far as I'm concerned, I won't abandon this bastion, at least of my own free will.
It was the last remaining bastion of alpha and a sector where many hedge funds were hiding. Now it has succumbed.
It's important to remember that Charles was a white Alabaman, he was the photographer at the Montgomery Advertiser -- hardly a bastion of integration -- who became very sympathetic to the movement. I knew Charles pretty well, and he had many sides to him -- sides he was able to reconcile and that allowed him to shoot with a deep understanding of so many different points of view. He was not parachuting into these marches and protests in the South. He had roots there and was fully engaged.
The NFL may be the last bastion of football in 50 years, because I can imagine the slow death of the sport creeping up from the youth level, if we keep finding out about the long-term effects of brain damage caused by the game, it's hard to imagine many parents will allow their children to play. Maybe high school and college football go away. And maybe football becomes more like MMA -- a sport that has relatively few participants, but enough to entertain the masses, with athletes willing to take obvious health risks to achieve money and fame.
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