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bastion

Pronunciation: /ˈbæstʃən; ˈbæstiən/

Translation of bastion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] bastión (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A large area was enclosed by a defensive wall with bastions and monumental gates, and the natural sheltered harbour was extended and deepened.
    • The walls had rounded angles with semicircular projecting bastions for artillery with an entrance on the south side.
    • A wall was built of mud brick on a limestone foundation, punctuated by projecting bastions to allow cross-firing against anyone attacking the wall.
    1.2 (stronghold) baluarte (masculine), bastión (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In this chaos the last bastion of defence of a society is the judiciary.
    • The public sector has become the last bastion of comfortable retirement in Britain.
    • ‘You know I believe this attitude towards heavy people is the last bastion of open discrimination in our society,’ Andante quoted her as saying.

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