The first unambiguous evidence of fortification walls dates from around 4300 BC in what is now Turkey.
In July this year, a government inspection warned of “failure of fortification work” and fined the company.
Protected on all other sides by the sheer cliff, with a fortification at one point where it was just possible to land.
We may want to hold it ourselves, and there seems to be a want of fortification.
The first line of fortification was the work of Francis I.; the second line and the donjon date back to the 11th century.
On each of its points is a fortification, and at its right extremity the Plaza.
With a great fear in his heart concerning what had happened he hurried along the fortification until he came to the water-gate.
General Campan will move through the wood to seize the first fortification.
A morass or small lagoon cut the fortification off in rear from the mainland.
In fortification, that formed by the exterior side and the line of defence.
early 15c., "strengthening," also "defensive earthworks, tower" (mid-15c.), from Middle French fortification "strengthening, fortification," from Late Latin fortificationem (nominative fortificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fortificare (see fortify).