Definition of Redoubt

1. Noun. (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses.




2. Noun. An entrenched stronghold or refuge.
Generic synonyms: Fastness, Stronghold

Definition of Redoubt

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread.

Definition of Redoubt

1. Noun. A small, temporary, military fortification. ¹

2. Noun. A reinforced refuge; a fort. ¹

3. Noun. A place of safety or refuge. ¹

4. Verb. (archaic) To dread. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redoubt

1. an enclosed fortification [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redoubt

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Literary usage of Redoubt

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"Long after the recapture of the redoubt, and when the Grenadier Guards were far in advance of the work, it occurred to some officers in the regiment (who ..."

2. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"Three volcanoes in Cook Inlet, Mt. Spun, redoubt Volcano, and Augustine Volcano (fig. 1), have erupted several times this century for a total of 10 ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"Sometimes a redoubt is placet! in the salient place of nrms. The surface of the embankment of the covered way is made, from tho interior crest to the ..."

4. The Pictoral Field-book of the Revolution: Or, Illustrations, by Pen and by Benson John Lossing (1860)
"Bravery and Lou of tbe French Grenadier». eighty men, turned the redoubt, ... Major Campbell, who commanded the redoubt, and some inferior officers, ..."

5. Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart, the Second and Third by Archibald Alison (1861)
"In about a quarter of an hour some guns outside the redoubt, and between it ... In another quarter of an hour tho fire of the redoubt was much diminished. ..."

6. Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart, the Second and Third by Archibald Alison (1861)
"The troops," says Sir * " Sir Charles Stewart and Sir Robert Wilson accompanied the storming party, and gallantly entered the redoubt."—CATHCART, 218. ..."

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