As nouns the difference between fortification and barmkin
is that fortification
is the act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places to strengthen defence against an enemy while barmkin
is (obsolete) the battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern england and parts of scotland; a barbican.
The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places to strengthen defence against an enemy.
That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.
*:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications , perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
An increase in effectiveness, as by adding ingredients.
* 1979 , Kiplinger's Personal Finance (volume 33, number 7, July 1979, page 47)
- Compare the nutrition information label of a regular ready-to-eat fortified cereal with that of a presweetened brand and you'll note that, although the sweetened one's sugar content is higher, the fortification is virtually identical.
(obsolete) The battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern England and parts of Scotland; a barbican.