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 bastion or bulwark is a structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of a fortification, most commonly angular in shape and positioned at the corners of the fort. The fully developed bastion consists of two faces and two flanks, with fire from the flanks being able to protect the curtain wall and the adjacent bastions. Compared with the medieval fortifications they replaced, bastion fortifications offered a greater degree of passive resistance and more scope for ranged defense in the age of gunpowder artillery. As military architecture, the bastion is one element in the style of fortification dominant from the mid 16th to mid 19th centuries.
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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A work consisting of two faces and two flanks, all the angles being salient. Two bastions are connected by means of a curtain, which is screened by the angle made by the prolongation of the corresponding faces of two bastions, and flanked by the line of defense. Bastions contain, sheltered by their parapets, marksmen, artillery, platform, and guards. They are protected by galleries of mines, and by demi-lunes and lunettes outside the ditch, and by palisades, if the ditch is inundated. The faces of the bastion are the parts exposed to being enfiladed by ricochet batteries, and also to being battered in breach.
The numerical value of bastion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bastion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Africa will most likely remain as the last bastion of internal combustion engines.
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.
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.
The chants by the brave, chador clad women of Najafabad in Isfahan province, which used to be a traditional bastion of regime support said it best : ‘ They fed Syria, but made our young people turn old. ’ Iranian protestors recognize that the regime in Tehran does not have their best interests at heart, and will continue to divert national treasure towards its ideological contests abroad.
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- bastióCatalan, Valencian
- προμαχώνας, έπαλξη, προπύργιοGreek
- linnake, puolestapuhuja, bastioniFinnish
- bedem, uporišteSerbo-Croatian
- bastion, befästningSwedish
- pháo đàiVietnamese
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