Definition of bawn in English:
1Irish historical A fortified enclosure around a castle.
- The castle stood within a bawn (a fortified courtyard) with corner towers at each corner and inside was a formal garden laid-out.
- Pelham used artillery brought by sea and within two days had battered down the bawn and the western landward side of the castle.
- This 17th-century Vintners Company fortified house and bawn, was opened to the public in 1996.
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