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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bul·wark /ˈbʊl(ˌ)wɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bul·wark n.
 1. Fort. A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.
 2. That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection.
    The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense, . . . the floating bulwark of our island.   --Blackstone.
 3. pl. Naut. The sides of a ship above the upper deck, usually a fencelike structure around the deck.
 Syn: -- See Rampart.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bul·wark, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bulwarked p. pr. & vb. n. Bulwarking.] To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.
 Of some proud city, bulwarked round and armed
 With rising towers.   --Glover.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes;
           "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the
           trumpet and the walls came tumbling down" [syn: rampart,
      2: a fence-like structure around a deck [syn: bulwarks]
      3: a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from
         shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
         [syn: breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, seawall,
      v : defend with a bulwark