French from Old French bastillonfrombastillefortressbastille
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Bastion Sentence Examples
Rosa Parks is a great example of a bastion for desegregation.
The soldiers hid behind the bastion, hoping to avoid any of the arrows coming towards them.
Reality TV is & should remain the last bastion of the desperate.
The term "cavalier" has been adopted from the French as a term in fortification for a work of great command constructed in the interior of a fort, bastion or other defence, so as to fire over the main parapet without interfering with the fire of the latter.