bulwark bulwark  /ˈbʊl wərk/


  1. (n) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
  2. (n) a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
  3. (n) a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
  4. (v) defend with a bulwark



  • As a draftee in Singapore's citizen army three years ago, Muhamad Azmi was poised to join the bulwark that defends the Lion City.


  1. Gulf Arabs pledge sanctions against Hezbollah members over Syria

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states on Monday promised sanctions against members of the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah in retaliation for its intervention in Syria's civil war in support of President Bashar al-Assad. Both Sunni and Shi'ite Arab states long backed Hezbollah as a bulwark against Israel, but the Arab League, heavily influenced by Sunni-led Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Environment: Extreme anti-environmental Republicans once again on the march against endangered species protections

    The words change, but the song remains the same — and it’s all about money By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Radical anti-environmental House Republicans are once again on the march against endangered species protections. In a hearing this week, the GOP renewed its attacks against the bulwark environmental law, retreading the same arguments that […]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Summit County Citizens Voice

  3. Obama's Covert Trade Deal

    The United States is negotiating a wide-ranging trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations as a bulwark against China's rising economic influence.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Globalist


  1. "Religion is a bulwark, a foundation when other things aren't going well," Obama said. "That's true in my own life, through trials and tribulations. And so what I was referring to was in no way demeaning a faith that I, myself, embrace."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "The minute you start listing the circumstances under which you're going to pull out you start talking about defeat," Giuliani said. "What we have to achieve in Iraq is a government and a situation that acts as a bulwark against terrorism...
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Washington Post

  3. Addressing a televised, packed seminar on the separation of government powers, Chaudhry, who was suspended two months ago, called judicial independence a "bulwark against abuse of power."
    on May 26, 2007 By: Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry Source: Guardian Unlimited

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