how to pronounce bastion

bæstʃən

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meanings of bastion

noun:

  1. A projecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
  2. A well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel.
  3. A person, group, or thing, that strongly defends some principle.

verb:

  1. To furnish with a bastion.