[ ri-dout ]
/ rɪˈdaʊt /

noun Fortification.

an isolated work forming a complete enclosure of any form, used to defend a prominent point.
an independent earthwork built within a permanent fortification to reinforce it.

Origin of redoubt

1600–10; < French redoute < Italian ridotto < Late Latin reductus a refuge, noun use of past participle of Latin redūcere to lead back; see reduce

Definition for redoubt (2 of 2)

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


Mount, an active volcano in S Alaska, on the Alaska Peninsula: highest peak in the Aleutian Range. 10,197 feet (3108 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for redoubt

/ (rɪˈdaʊt) /


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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