Definitions for bulwarkˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bul•warkˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-(n.)
a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart.
any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.
any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt.
Usu., bulwarks. (on a ship) a wall enclosing the perimeter of a weather or main deck.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(v.t.)to fortify or protect with a bulwark.
Origin of bulwark:
1375–1425; late ME bulwerk, prob. < MD bolwerc
rampart, bulwark, wall(noun)
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
"they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty(verb)
a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
defend with a bulwark
A defensive wall or rampart.
A defense or safeguard.
The planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale that reduces the likelihood of seas washing over the gunwales and people being washed overboard.
To fortify something with a wall or rampart.
To provide protection of defense for something.
Origin: cognate with German Bollwerk, Danish bolværk, Dutch bolwerk. The first part is akin to bole. Cognates include boulevard (from French boulevard, from Dutch), Spanish baluarte and Italian baluardo.
a rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork
that which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection
the sides of a ship above the upper deck
to fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect
Bulwark is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe who first appeared as an antagonist of Generation X in Generation X #11.
Translations for bulwark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a wall built as a defence, often made of earth.
- bolwerk, verskansingAfrikaans
- حِصْن، مِتْراسArabic
- amuradaPortuguese (BR)
- val, opevněníCzech
- das BollwerkGerman
- værn; skanseDanish
- πρόχωμα, οχυρόGreek
- סוֹלֶלַת מָגֵןHebrew
- किला, दुर्गHindi
- kubu pertahananIndonesian
- festningsmur,–voll, bolverkNorwegian
- wał ochronnyPolish
- 堡壘Chinese (Trad.)
- вал; бастіонUkrainian
- پشتہ بندی ، بچاؤ ، پناہUrdu
- bức tường thànhVietnamese
- 堡垒Chinese (Simp.)
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