a-work projecting outward through the main inclosure of a fortification comprising two faces and two flanks and thus built that it's capable safeguard by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain or wall surface which expands from bastion to some other Two adjacent bastions tend to be connected by the curtain which joins the flank of 1 utilizing the adjacent flank regarding the other The distance amongst the flanks of a bastion is named the gorge A lunette is a detached bastion See Ravelin
- a bunch that defends a principle
- a stronghold into which people could go after protection during a battle
- projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
- A work projecting outward from the primary inclosure of a fortification, comprising two faces and two flanks, and thus built it is in a position to safeguard by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which expands in one bastion to a different. Two adjacent bastions are linked because of the curtain, which joins the flank of one aided by the adjacent flank associated with the other. The distance amongst the flanks of a bastion is named the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.
1560s, from Middle French bastillon, diminutive of Old French bastille "fortress, tower, fortified, building," from Old Successful
Next in interest to these noble structures is the beautiful little temple of Athena Nike, wrongly designated Nike Apteros (Wingless Victory), standing on the bastion already mentioned; it was begun after 450 B.C. and was prob- The monu- ably finished after the outbreak of the Peloponnesian meats on War.