Synonyms for bulwark

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bool-werk, -wawrk, buhl-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-

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Définition of bulwark

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle Dutch bulwerke or Middle High German bolwerc, probably from bole "plank, tree trunk" (from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell;" see bole) + werc "work" (see work (n.)). Figurative sense is from 1570s.
  • noun fortification, support
Example sentences :
  • "I prythee that you will pardon me," said the knight, clutching his way along the bulwark.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We told these chaps we were deserters from the Bulwark, 74, and begged them to help us along.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Hector, the bulwark of Troy, had fallen, and the ruin of the city was at hand.
  • Extract from : « Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew » by Josephine Preston Peabody
  • I returned on deck, where, leaning on the bulwark, I scanned the distance.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • When he had succeeded, he walked over to where the girl leaned on the bulwark.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • I climbed the bulwark and set my foot upon the rope-ladder which led down to her.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Abaris was the bulwark of Egypt, but we could not keep the savages back.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Prayer was the bulwark of chastity, and God was in need of no man's efforts.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • An engineman and a stoker were leaning over the bulwark to cool themselves.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Here the crowd groaned against a bulwark of stout policemen.
  • Extract from : « Pipefuls » by Christopher Morley

Antonyms for bulwark

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