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Redoubt

[ri-dout, ree-dout]
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noun
  1. Mount, an active volcano in S Alaska, on the Alaska Peninsula: highest peak in the Aleutian Range. 10,197 feet (3108 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for mount-redoubt

redoubt

noun
  1. an outwork or detached fieldwork defending a pass, hilltop, etc
  2. a temporary defence work built inside a fortification as a last defensive position

Word Origin

C17: via French from obsolete Italian ridotta, from Medieval Latin reductus shelter, from Latin redūcere to withdraw, from re- + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for mount-redoubt

redoubt

n.

also redout, "small, enclosed military work," c.1600, from French redoute (17c.), from Italian ridotto, earlier ridotta, "place of retreat," from Medieval Latin reductus "place of refuge, retreat," noun use of past participle of reducere "to lead or bring back" (see reduce). The -b- was added by influence of unrelated English redoubt (v.) "to dread, fear" (see redoubtable). As an adjective, Latin reductus meant "withdrawn, retired; remote, distant."

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