- forstner bit,
- fort belvoir,
- fort benjamin harrison,
- fort benning,
- fort bliss,
- fort boise
- to defend one's position against attack or criticism.
- to maintain the existing state of affairs.
Origin of fort
Examples from the Web for fort
And on Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was offered an “Open Road” by the city of Fort Worth, as was its tradition.
My choice is that it should be required reading by those who run the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Take the case of Herx v. Diocese of Fort Wayne, an employment discrimination suit in the Seventh Circuit.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On November 4, the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock tribes announced their opposition to Yellowstone delisting.
The next day the whole raid force piled into a windowless conference room at Fort Campbell.
His fort was destroyed, his men were killed, his settlement was a failure.The True Story of Christopher Columbus|Elbridge S. Brooks
The upper path returns to the road along the crest of the bank, and a few steps brings the tourist to Fort Clinton.
While it was for this tribe that the agency at Fort Snelling was established, yet the Chippewas often frequented its headquarters.Old Fort Snelling|Marcus L. Hansen
The Fort Riley troops are always called on when there is trouble in the West.My Native Land|James Cox
In the summer of 1874 baby Theodore was born, and none from Fort Sully came to our annual meeting.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
Word Origin for fort
mid-15c., "fortified place, stronghold," from Middle French fort, from noun use in Old French of fort (adj.) "strong, fortified" (10c.), from Latin fortis "strong, mighty, firm, steadfast," from Old Latin forctus, possibly from PIE root *bheregh- "high, elevated," with derivatives referring to hills and hill-forts (cf. Sanskrit brmhati "strengthens, elevates," Old High German berg "hill;" see barrow (n.2)).
see hold the fort.