Bastion Definition

băschən, -tē-ən
bastions
noun
bastions
A projecting part of a fortification.
American Heritage
A projection from a fortification, arranged to give a wider firing range.
Webster's New World
A well-fortified position.
American Heritage
Any fortified place; strong defense or bulwark.
Webster's New World
One that upholds or defends something, as against neglect or unpopularity.
A college that is a bastion of traditionalism.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Bastion

Noun

Singular:
bastion
Plural:
bastions

Origin of Bastion

  • First attested in 1562. From French bastion, from Old French bastille (“fortress”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French bastillon from bastille fortress bastille

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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