redoubt

[ ri-dout ]
/ rɪˈdaʊt /

noun

Fortification.
  1. an isolated work forming a complete enclosure of any form, used to defend a prominent point.
  2. an independent earthwork built within a permanent fortification to reinforce it.
any safe and secure place or situation; refuge; stronghold: Lebanon has represented one of the last redoubts of Christianity in the Middle East.

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Origin of redoubt

First recorded in 1600–10; from French redoute, from Italian ridotto, from Late Latin reductus “a refuge,” noun use of past participle of Latin redūcere “to lead back”; see reduce

Definition for redoubt (2 of 2)

Redoubt
[ ri-dout, ree-dout ]
/ rɪˈdaʊt, ˈri daʊt /

noun

Mount, an active volcano in S Alaska, on the Alaska Peninsula: highest peak in the Aleutian Range. 10,197 feet (3,108 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for redoubt

redoubt
/ (rɪˈdaʊt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for redoubt

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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