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  1. [noun] an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
    Synonyms: rampart, wall

  2. [noun] a fence-like structure around a deck

  3. [noun] a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    Synonyms: breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, seawall, jetty

  4. [verb] defend with a bulwark


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