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A bastion (1)
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First attested in 1562. From French bastion < Old French bastille (fortress).

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Noun

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bastion

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  1. a projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
  2. a well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel
  3. (figuratively) a person, or thing, who strongly defends some principle

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Noun

Inflection for bastion Singular Plural
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Genitive

bastion c.

  1. bastion; a projecting part of a rampart

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