Translation of bulwark in Spanish:

bulwark

Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlwərk; ˈbʊlwək/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (defense) baluarte (masculine)
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    • And a bold, well-communicated agenda provides a bulwark against politicians offering division rather than solutions.
    • Mainland authorities are banking on consumer spending to provide a bulwark against weaker capital investment and to broaden the economy's base of growth.
    • Israel calls it a bulwark against suicide bombers spearheading a Palestinian revolt, which is more than 5-years-old.
    1.2
    (bulwarks plural)
    [Nautical/Náutica] macarrones (masculine plural)
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    • After landing virtually unopposed, the Fifth Corps moved toward the San Juan Heights, the principal bulwark in the first of three defensive lines around the city.
    • Trenches and low walls of earth braced with wooden beams zig-zagged their way across the fields to where Gulf troops laboured at raising bulwarks against rifle fire.
    • Even in wartime, the Israelite army was forbidden to cut down fruit trees, unless they were actually being used as bulwarks in defending against a siege.
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    • I met with some disaster, lost part of my bulwarks and main top gallant mast but by the blessing of God I was preserved and brought here in safety on the 17th of October…
    • There are substantial bulwarks around the side and forward decks for secure footing, and a large foredeck locker, with the anchors stowed on the bowsprit.
    • Next, fin along the bulwarks on the starboard side, down to deeper water.

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.