Definition of bastion:
- A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.
fortress, hold, battlefield, champion, citadel, guardian, fastness, lifesaver, precaution, bridgehead, emplacement, protection, stronghold, breach, protector, defender, disputed, redoubt, safeguard, beachhead, buffer zone, cockpit, dugout, shield, castle, guardian angel, fortification.
Now there were some brave fellows among them to whom she had given drink- money, or purchased goods from, and they now ran to fetch a ladder and set it up against the wall; but old Ulrich got wind of this proceeding, and dispersed the mob forthwith, menacing Sidonia, before their faces, that if she but wagged a finger, and did not instantly retire from the window, and bear her well- merited punishment patiently, he would have her carried straightway through the guard- room, and locked up in the bastion tower.- "Sidonia The Sorceress V1", William Mienhold.
The weather was remarkably fine, and before ten o'clock a very large concourse of people, from all parts of the country, had assembled on the plains of Niagara, in front of Fort George, in a bastion of which the bodies had been deposited for twelve years.- "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.
- "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.