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Bulwark can refer to:

  • To defend or to protect
  • A small area in the village of Maud, Aberdeenshire

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

BULWARK (a word probably of Scandinavian origin, from bol or bole, a tree-trunk, and werk, work, in Ger. Bollwerk, which has also been derived from an old German bolen, to throw, and so a machine for throwing missiles), a barricade of beams, earth, &c., a work in 15th and 16th century fortifications designed to mount artillery (see Boulevard). On board ship the term is used of the woodwork running round the ship above the level of the deck. Figuratively it means anything serving as a defence.


<< Sir Richard Bulstrode

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