HyperDic: fortress

English > 1 sense of the word fortress:
NOUNartifactfortress, forta fortified defensive structure
fortress > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > fortress: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA fortified defensive structure.
InstancesAlhambraA fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
BastilleA fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries
Machu PicchuInca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911
Tower of LondonA fortress in London on the Thames
Partsbattlement, crenelation, crenellationA rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps / gaps for firing arrows or guns
NarroweralcazarAny of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
martello towerA circular masonry fort for coastal defence
presidioA fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings
sconceA small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
Broaderdefensive structure, defense, defenceA structure used to defend against attack
Spanishalcázar, fortaleza, fuerte
Catalanfortalesa, fortificació, fort

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