Definition of fastness
- vacationed in their mountain fastness
the amazing fastness with which the boy took his shower had us wondering if he'd used any water
the guerillas retreated to their network of hidden fastnesses deep within the mountains
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: a place that is difficult to get to or that can be easily defended if it is attacked
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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