Synonyms of 'defense'

answer, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, backfire, bank, bar, bicker, bickering, boom, buffer, bulkhead, comeback, contention, controversy, countermeasure, counterrevolution, counterstatement, counterstroke, cover, Dam, demurrer, disputation, dispute, earthwork, embankment, exception, explanation, eye, fastness, fence, fort, gate, gravity dam, groin, hassle, hubbub, jetty, justification, levee, moat, mole, objection, parapet, plea, pleading, preservation, protection, rebuttal, rebutter, refuge, refutation, replication, reply, response, retort, return, rhubarb, riposte, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, security, shade, shadow, shelter, shield, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder, wall, ward, weaponry, weir, work, stronghold, special pleading, roadblock, rejoinder, rampart, portcullis, polemics, polemic, mound, milldam, logomachy, logjam, litigation, Lee, jam, iron curtain, guard, fortress, flyting, ditch, Dike, denial, counterinsurgency, counterclaim, countercharge, counterblow, counterblast, counterattack, counteraccusation, confutation, cofferdam, casuistry, bulwark, breastwork, breakwater, barrier, barrage, bamboo curtain, backstop, armor, armament, arch dam, apologetics, apologetic, aegis