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 (băs′chən, -tē-ən)
1. A projecting part of a fortification.
2. A well-fortified position.
3. One that upholds or defends something, as against neglect or unpopularity: a college that is a bastion of traditionalism. See Synonyms at bulwark.

[French, from Old French bastillon, from bastille, fortress; see bastille.]

bas′tioned adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bastioned - secured with bastions or fortificationsbastioned - secured with bastions or fortifications
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"