redoubt

Part of speech: noun

An enclosed fortification; an earthwork.

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Usage examples "redoubt":

  1. The Borry Farm Redoubt gave most trouble. - "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
  2. " You see what's happened," explained the O. C. " The place would be so obviously dominated by the capture of this ridge that the beggars haven't thought it worth while turning it into a redoubt. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
  3. Hidden away there in a wrinkle of the hill they are waiting for some unknown reason, and the conquerors of the great Redoubt seem doomed. - "VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea", David Christie Murray.