Simple Definition of redoubt
: a small building or area that gives protection to soldiers under attack
: a safe or protected place
Full Definition of redoubt
1 a : a small usually temporary enclosed defensive work b : a defended position : protective barrier
2 : a secure retreat : stronghold
Examples of redoubt
The refugees gathered in a hilly redoubt several miles outside the city.
<a massive stone redoubt at the entrance of the bay guarded the city>
Origin of redoubt
French redoute, from Italian ridotto, from Medieval Latin reductus secret place, from Latin, withdrawn, from past participle of reducere to lead back — more at reduce
First Known Use: circa 1608
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