Definition of redoubt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈdaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdaʊt//
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  1. 1(literary) a place or situation in which somebody/something is protected when they are being attacked or threatened
  2. 2a small building from which soldiers can fight and defend themselves
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French redoute, from obsolete Italian ridotta and medieval Latin reductus ‘refuge’, from Latin reducere ‘withdraw’. The -b- was added by association with doubt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: redoubt