Definition of redoubt in English:

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redoubt

Pronunciation: /rəˈdout/

noun

Military
A temporary or supplementary fortification, typically square or polygonal and without flanking defenses.
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.

Origin

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: re·doubt

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