Redoubt Definition

rĭ-dout
redoubts
noun
A breastwork outside a fortification, to defend approaches, etc.
Webster's New World
A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
American Heritage
A breastwork within a fortification.
Webster's New World
Any stronghold.
Webster's New World
A protected place of refuge or defense.
American Heritage
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verb

(archaic) To dread.

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Other Word Forms of Redoubt

Noun

Singular:
redoubt
Plural:
redoubts

Origin of Redoubt

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary

  • French redoute from Italian ridotto from Medieval Latin reductus concealed place from Latin past participle of redūcere to withdraw, lead back reduce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The verb is unrelated to the noun, coming from French redouter. (See doubt and redoubtable.)

    From Wiktionary

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