A temporary or supplementary fortification, typically square or polygonal and without flanking defenses.
More example sentences
- Unlike the fortified cities of northern Ireland, Charles Towne's streets fail to connect the bastions and redoubts rimming the town.
- The earthworks were reused as a gun redoubt during the Civil War.
- A camp was built on top of the cliff and a redoubt followed.
early 17th century: from French redoute, from obsolete Italian ridotta and medieval Latin reductus 'refuge', from Latin reducere 'withdraw'. The -b- was added by association with doubt.
Definition of redoubt in:
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