Redoubt meaning

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A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
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A reinforcing earthwork or breastwork within a permanent rampart.
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A protected place of refuge or defense.
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Any stronghold.
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A small, temporary, military fortification.
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A place of safety or refuge.
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(archaic) To dread.
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Origin of redoubt

  • 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

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary