Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A little fort; a fortlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little fort; a fortlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little fort; a field-fort; a sconce.

Etymologies

French. See fort. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lordy massy, "he said lowering his voice confidentially to Harry," course these 'ere things is all temporal, an' our hearts ought n't to be too much sot on 'em; still he 's got about the most amazin 'fortin there is round Bostin.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Over against its left flank was a German "fortin," known to us as Stony Mountain, bristling with machine guns, guns which later did terrible execution.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • i 'the name o' fortin 'hasto bin blunderin' and doin 'again?

    Th' Barrel Organ

  • Hey, theres Colin powell and the Pips! steffan point fortin, trinidad and tobago

    Beat 360° 10/15/08

  • It was just as though fortin had done it a purpose.

    John Caldigate

  • It is not my part then, I think, to tak 'fro' ye - to be under obligations (as they say) to ye; and that day ye came to our house, and called me to t 'door, and offered me five shillings, which I doubt ye could ill spare, - for ye've no fortin', I know, - that day I war fair a rebel - a radical - an insurrectionist; and ye made me so.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Pensacola, in order to relieve the guard of the fortin; on which the

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing

  • Ain't he layin 'by a tidy little fortin' for Mary, just by aldermannin ', when he's dead an' gone? '

    A Woman for Mayor A Novel of To-day

  • You see, Colonel Jones he went to work with the fortin-teller again; and he jest puts her to sleep, and tries her out and out, on

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • "Tell you what it is, Melindy, them fellars makes a fortin 'out of this stuff; by golly, it's good."

    Marguerite Verne

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