redoubt

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From French redoute, from Italian ridotta, from Medieval Latin reductus (refuge), from Latin reduco (I withdraw). The b was added by influence of the unrelated English word doubt (which ultimately derives from Latin dubito).

The verb is unrelated to the noun, coming from French redouter. (See doubt and redoubtable.)

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redoubt (plural redoubts)

  1. A small, temporary, military fortification.
  2. A reinforced refuge; a fort.
  3. A place of safety or refuge.
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redoubt (third-person singular simple present redoubts, present participle redoubting, simple past and past participle redoubted)

  1. (archaic) To dread.

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