how to pronounce bulwark

bʊlwɚk

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“… stood as a powerful bulwark for firms …”

meanings of bulwark

noun:

  1. A defensive wall or rampart.
  2. A defense or safeguard.
  3. Any means of defence or security.
  4. A breakwater.
  5. The planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale that reduces the likelihood of seas washing over the gunwales and people being washed overboard.

verb:

  1. To fortify something with a wall or rampart.
  2. To provide protection of defense for something.