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Definition of "bulwarks" []

  • A wall or similar structure used as a fortification; rampart (noun)
  • A person or thing acting as a defence against injury, annoyance, etc (noun)
  • A solid vertical fencelike structure along the outward sides of a deck (noun)
  • A breakwater or mole (noun)
  • To defend or fortify with or as if with a bulwark (verb)
  • Plural form of bulwark. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bulwark. (verb)

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Use "bulwarks" in a sentence
  • "The lyrics followed through with the eloquence of sermons and slave songs, transforming them into both topical agitprop and long-term bulwarks of resolve - songs like "Eyes on the Prize," which Mr. Mellencamp, after reminiscing about the teenage African-American bandmate who taught him how to sing and dance, turned into pugnacious slide-guitar rock."
  • "The deck is of 5-in. teak, covered with iron, and the bulwarks are also of iron, being made so as to let down outwards, and thus to clear the decks during action."
  • "Juries are called the bulwarks of our rights and liberty; and no country can ever be enslaved as long as those cases which affect their lives and property, are to be decided in a"
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