American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
- n. A reinforcing earthwork or breastwork within a permanent rampart.
- n. A protected place of refuge or defense.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small, temporary, military fortification.
- n. A reinforced refuge; a fort.
- n. A place of safety or refuge.
- v. archaic To dread.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small, and usually a roughly constructed, fort or outwork of varying shape, commonly erected for a temporary purpose, and without flanking defenses, -- used esp. in fortifying tops of hills and passes, and positions in hostile territory.
- n. In permanent works, an outwork placed within another outwork. See
Fand iin Illust.of ravelin.
- v. rare To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread.
- n. an entrenched stronghold or refuge
- n. (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses
- From French redoute, from Italian ridotta, from Medieval Latin reductus ("refuge"), from Latin reduco ("I withdraw"). The b was added by influence of the unrelated English word doubt (which ultimately derives from Latin dubito). (Wiktionary)
- French redoute, from Italian ridotto, from Medieval Latin reductus, concealed place, from Latin, past participle of redūcere, to withdraw, lead back; see reduce. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its last redoubt is National Public Radio, which by firing Juan Williams has made itself look more like the Radio Moscow of a half century ago than the CBS.”
“Only half-joking, he dubbed his redoubt “Castle Defiance.””
“General Izard named the principal work _Fort Moreau_, and to remind the troops of the actions of their brave countrymen, I called the redoubt on the right _Fort Brown_, and that on the left _Fort Scott_.”
“Passing further to the north, another redoubt is met, mounting four guns; this commands a portion of the railroad.”
“What Jesus really meant to say was build a mountain redoubt.”
“The unsettled zone, which Malian authorities acknowledge they do not control, has been identified as a redoubt of Abdelhamid Abu Zeid, also known as Abid Hammadou, who heads the local al-Qaeda squad that acknowledged capturing the French mining technicians.”
“All the troops at work at daylight finishing the redoubt, which is named Fort Wellington.”
“On its left is a strong redoubt, which is armed with Spanish artillery; on the right is another very strong battery, on a rise close to Talavera; while other batteries sweep the road to Madrid.”
“Still, there was an iron core to her that Bek did not misjudge, a kind of redoubt beneath the cheerful facade that he suspected he did not want to come up against.”
“Its roofs were concealed by the upper edge of the walls, a kind of redoubt over which fire-locks and catapults had frequently peered.”
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