[ UK /ɹɪdˈa‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈdaʊt/ ]
  1. an entrenched stronghold or refuge
  2. (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses
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How To Use redoubt In A Sentence

  • The mitraille vanished in shapelessness; the bombs plunged into it; bullets only succeeded in making holes in it; what was the use of cannonading chaos? and the regiments, accustomed to the fiercest visions of war, gazed with uneasy eyes on that species of redoubt, a wild beast in its boar-like bristling and a mountain by its enormous size. Les Miserables
  • His father was Louis VIII, of the Capet line, and his mother was the redoubtable Queen Blanche, daughter of King Alfonso of Castile and Eleanor of England. SAINT LOUIS, CONFESSOR, KING OF FRANCE
  • Even a staunch admirer of Turner, the redoubtable art critic Brian Sewell wrote at the time the Tate was mounting its campaign to save The Blue Rigi painting from being sold abroad: This is just bloody silly. A legacy Turner would have approved of | Charles Saatchi
  • At right, the redoubt has opposed caponiers or ‘flanking angles’ designed to allow the defenders to fire into the ditches.
  • She was a redoubtable woman. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lucien watched this Dauriat, who addressed Finot with the familiar tu, which even Finot did not permit himself to use in reply; who called the redoubtable Blondet “my boy,” and extended a hand royally to Nathan with a friendly nod. A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
  • His cavalry would smash through the redoubts opening the way for the infantry to scale the Russians' wooden walls and engage them in hand-to-hand fighting.
  • Unlike the fortified cities of northern Ireland, Charles Towne's streets fail to connect the bastions and redoubts rimming the town.
  • The mosquitoes of Loreto have a deserved reputation for driving away such visitors as do not care to leave much of their blood with the redoubtable diptera. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  • This poorly regarded army produced some outstanding leaders and redoubtable soldiers, and several developments had long-term importance.
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