from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, temporary, military fortification.
- n. A reinforced refuge; a fort.
- n. A place of safety or refuge.
- v. To dread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 F and i in Illust. of ravelin.
- transitive v. To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fear; dread.
- To venerate; honor.
- n. See redout.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entrenched stronghold or refuge
- n. (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses
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.