• (RP) IPA: /ˈbæsti.ən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbæsti.ən/, /ˈbæstʃən/

bastion (plural bastions)

  1. A projecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Beginnings,"
      […] Fort Camosun had swelled herself from being a little Hudson's Bay Fort, inside a stockade with bastions at the corners, into being the little town of Victoria, and the capital of British Columbia.
  2. A well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel.
  3. (figuratively) A person, group, or thing, that strongly defends some principle.
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