Translation of bastion in Spanish:

bastion

bastión, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈbæstʃ(ə)n//ˈbæstiən//ˈbastɪən/

noun

  • 1

    Architecture
    bastión masculine
    • Fortresses of this era employed cleverly designed bastions and walls to defy storming by enemy troops and survive bombardment by enemy cannon.
    • The buildings sit like a sheltering battlement, a running bastion enclosing green space created from the earth mounds of excavated material.
    • The magnificent Junagarh Fort, the main attraction of the place has a 986-meter long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances.
    • The first baron had laid out an extended perimeter of earthen ramparts with angled bastions to let archers sweep the wall between them, and a deep ditch had been dug at the foot of the wall.
    • Features common to them all include doubled walls and angular bastions for artillery to dominate the approach.
    • The walls had rounded angles with semicircular projecting bastions for artillery with an entrance on the south side.
    • A large area was enclosed by a defensive wall with bastions and monumental gates, and the natural sheltered harbour was extended and deepened.
    • The villa's distinctive pentagonal shape framed by arrowhead bastions makes it one of the most memorable monuments of the late Roman Renaissance.
    • Drunk participants are asked to make their way to the bastions on the city walls to assemble for the Carnival which gets underway at 2.00 pm.
    • The riverside walls are punctuated nevertheless by defensive bastions of which the main one controls an access from the river and numerous underground passages.
    • Now, the slave-built massive concrete bastions have softened and decayed under the influence of time, weather and vegetation.
    • It was the period immediately after the siege that established the existing defence systems of Gibraltar with all its great bastions, casements and massive lines of artillery-proof walls built from clean dressed limestone.
    • Leonardo lived at a time when the first artillery fortifications were appearing and the Codice Atlantico contains sketches of ingenious fortifications combining bastions, round towers, and truncated cones.
    • At close intervals are semi-circular bastions with eyelets for archers to look down and shoot at the enemy.
    • Vestiges of the city's forum, basilica, temple, ramparts, bastions and oil mills are also well preserved.
    • The three successive walls with numerous bastions for artillery and convoluted approaches for better defense testify to a time when wars were common and imminent attack around the corner.
    • On the Trikuta hill above the main city square, rise the bastions of the 12 th-century fort.
    • A wall was built of mud brick on a limestone foundation, punctuated by projecting bastions to allow cross-firing against anyone attacking the wall.
    • Today, parts of the massive, four-sided walls are still visible, together with the remains of its fortified towers, or bastions, at each of the four corners.
    • The walled cities of medieval Italy were fixed universes, bastions of defense, outlets for commerce, which had been built out of fear.
  • 2

    (stronghold)
    baluarte masculine
    bastión masculine
    • The last bastion of domestic drudgery is about to fall thanks to the development of the world's first automatic ironing machine.
    • The school was established by the Catholic Church hierarchy as a bastion of conservatism against the growing influence of liberalism and Protestantism in the region.
    • Independent documentary-making is the last bastion of free speech that we have’.
    • Such bastions of tradition have established massive diversity bureaucracies, whose sole purpose is to create race-consciousness in their students.
    • In Norway it was announced that women compose only 11% of members of corporate boards of directors, those bastions of male power and privilege.
    • As well as the free exhibit there are lectures, Sunday concerts and weekly film screenings at the bastion of German cinema, the Goethe-Institut.
    • The public sector has become the last bastion of comfortable retirement in Britain.
    • Journalists are, if you like, the last bastion of democracy and freedom.
    • ‘You know I believe this attitude towards heavy people is the last bastion of open discrimination in our society,’ Andante quoted her as saying.
    • Orcas may be nothing more than a display of how corporate interests are threatening even public art - the last bastion of an independent civic identity and urban artistic community.
    • For some time now, firefighters have been portrayed as the last bastion of unquestioned heroism in the public psyche.
    • As more women join the male-dominated bastion of the police service, one top female cop launches a scheme to combat sexism and strengthen female representation in the PSNI.
    • A jury is a bastion of commonsense against the establishment - that's why they don't like it.
    • In this chaos the last bastion of defence of a society is the judiciary.
    • In modern societies, the media - for all their faults - are often the last bastion of liberty.
    • Neocon thought, of course, views Israel as a crucial bastion of the defense of Western values.
    • As Havergal told this newspaper in 1999, ‘I feel we are the last bastion of socialist values.’
    • Parliament will always be the last bastion of this multilingual exercise.
    • Asia's lions are protected in Gir, the last bastion of the species.
    • We are, after all, the last bastion of civilisation, are we not?