|1.||a wall or similar structure used as a fortification; rampart|
|2.||a person or thing acting as a defence against injury, annoyance, etc|
|3.||(often plural) nautical a solid vertical fencelike structure along the outward sides of a deck|
|4.||a breakwater or mole|
|5.||(tr) to defend or fortify with or as if with a bulwark|
|[C15: via Dutch from Middle High German bolwerk, from bol plank, |
mural towers, bastions, were introduced by king Uzziah (2 Chr. 26:15; Zeph. 1:16; Ps. 48:13; Isa. 26:1). There are five Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version, but the same word is also variously rendered.