bastioned

[ bas-chuhn, -tee-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF bastioned
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The bastioned walls, erected by the Venetians, are still standing.

He it was who devised the bastioned enceinte around the castle.

Every absurdity has been bastioned and barricaded by the power of the state.

The fortress consists of a bastioned heptagon, which can be attacked from land, but by a single front.

And on the eastern side, over their heads, the little stone town with its bastioned walls was colored in bars of salmon and pearl.

“London is paved and bastioned with clever young men,” he would snarl.

The fortifications are of great extent with a treble line of bastioned walls and a high citadel in the centre.

On the bay at Biloxi, the Sieur de Iberville's bastioned fort held a dozen cannon.

Bastioned and sharply domed, it stood before him in clear outline; but within sides it was hollow as a skull; a place of ghosts.

Its form is triangular, and the entire city is enclosed by a bastioned line of ramparts and several outworks.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French bastillon, diminutive of Old French bastille "fortress, tower, fortified, building," from Old Provençal bastir "build," perhaps originally "make with bast" (see baste (v.1)).

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