Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fortress; a fortification for defence.
  • n. A reinforcement; a strengthening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fortress; a fortification for defense.
  • n. A reënforcement; a strengthening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reinforcement; a strengthening, especially of a jury or deliberative body. See extract.
  • n. A fortress; a fortification.

Etymologies

Old French (Wiktionary)

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