Tuesday, 28 February 2017

That Word: Bulwark

That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you. 


Where I Discovered It

Bulwark is on those words that I had on a list on my phone. It's likely I found it in a book and didn't have the sense to write exactly where I found it. It's likely been hanging around for a few years too. 


  1. a wall of earth or other material built for defence; rampart.
  2. any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.
  3. any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt.   

An Example Sentence

The Bulwark around the compound crumbled and a small victory was earned that day. 

My Thoughts

When I read Bulwark I think of crazy. The word gives off a strange beast but not because that's not what it means by definition. I would say it gives off quite a stable definition compared to the craziness it momentarily appears. It would be a different word to use in the case of protection and defence. It's not a word I've really seen much before either. It would be interesting to see it around more. 

What do you think of Bulwark? Have you seen it around? Would you use it in the future? Have you used it before? Please comment and tell me you thoughts. I won't bite. 

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