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4 definitions found
 for Redoubt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redoubt \Re*doubt"\ (r?*dout"), n. [F. redoute, fem., It.
     ridotto, LL. reductus, literally, a retreat, from L. reductus
     drawn back, retired, p. p. of reducere to lead or draw back;
     cf. F. r['e]duit, also fr. LL. reductus. See Reduce, and
     cf. Reduct, R['e]duit, Ridotto.] (Fort.)
     (a) 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.
     (b) In permanent works, an outwork placed within another
         outwork. See F and i in Illust. of Ravelin. [Written
         also redout.]
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redoubt \Re*doubt"\, v. t. [F. redouter, formerly also spelt
     redoubter; fr. L. pref. re- re- + dubitare to doubt, in LL.,
     to fear. See Doubt.]
     To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  redoubt
      n 1: (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification;
           typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses
      2: an entrenched stronghold or refuge

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "redoubt":
     abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette,
     barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan,
     bastion, battlement, breastwork, bulwark, casemate,
     cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, citadel, contravallation,
     counterscarp, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork,
     enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fastness, fence,
     fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, fortress, glacis, loophole,
     lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade,
     parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin,
     redan, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, stronghold, tenaille,
     vallation, vallum, work
  
  

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