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bulwark

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Bollwerk, Dutch bolwerk. Cognates include boulevard and baluarte.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: /bo͝ol'wərk/, /bo͝ol'wôrk/, IPA: /ˈbʊlwɝk/, /ˈbʊlwɔɹk/, SAMPA: /"bUlw@`k/, /"bUlwOrk/

Noun

Singular
bulwark

Plural
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bulwark ({{{1}}})
  1. a defensive wall or rampart
  2. a defense or safeguard
  3. a breakwater
  4. (nautical) the planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale that reduces the likelihood of seas washing over the gunwales and people being washed overboard.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to bulwark

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bulwark (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to fortify something with a wall or rampart
  2. (transitive) to provide protection of defense for something

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