A rampart a fortification a bastion or outwork
- To fortify with or much like a rampart or wall to secure by fortification to guard
- protect with a bulwark
- an embankment built around an area for protective functions
- a fencelike construction around a deck (usually plural)
- a protective construction of rock or cement; extends from coast in to the liquid to avoid a beach from cleansing away
- A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.
- That which secures against an enemy, or defends from assault; any ways defense or defense.
- The sides of a ship over the top deck.
- To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall surface; tou000du000a secure by fortification; to protect.
"planking or woodwork around the uppermost components of a vessel," very early 15c., from center Dutch bulwerke or Middle tall German bolwerc, most likely from bole "plank, tree trunk" (from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to strike, swell;" see bole) + werc "work" (see work (letter.)). Figurative good sense "means of security or security" is from 1570s.
(letter.) A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.
- (n.) What protects against an enemy, or defends from attack; any method of security or defense.
- (n.) The sides of a ship above the upper deck.
- (v. t.) To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall surface; to secure by fortification; to safeguard.
Became for a long period the bulwark of the empire against the inroads of the Germans from the north.