The definition of a bulwark is something or someone that provides defense or protection.(noun)
An example of a bulwark is a fort.
To bulwark is defined as to provide protection or defense such as a wall.(verb)
An example of to bulwark is to provide shields and gear in a fencing match.
See bulwark in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bulwerk < MDu bolwerc: see bole & work
See bulwark in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bulwerk
Origin: , from Middle Dutch bolwerk
Origin: , from Middle High German bolwerc
Origin: : bole, plank; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + werc, work (from Old High German; see werg- in Indo-European roots).
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